House Bill 4

Actions | Amendments
Last Action signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 11)
Title AN ACT relating to the privileging of peer review activities in health care.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 380
Sponsors A. Wuchner, R. Benvenuti III, M. Hart, K. Moser, D. Osborne, M. Prunty, S. Santoro
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 311.377 to add medical malpractice actions, actions arising out of review of credentials or retrospective review and evaluation, and actions by an applicant for or grantee of staff privileges to materials that are confidential and privileged and not subject to discovery, subpoena, or introduction into evidence, in any civil action in any court.
Index Headings of Original Version Courts - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Health and Medical Services - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Occupations and Professions - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Physicians and Practitioners - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/03/18
  • introduced in House
01/04/18
  • to Health and Family Services (H)
01/11/18
  • posted in committee
01/25/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
01/26/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
01/30/18
  • floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) filed
02/01/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 2, 2018
02/08/18
  • floor amendments (1) and (2) withdrawn
02/09/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 58-27 with Committee Substitute
02/12/18
  • received in Senate
02/15/18
  • to Health & Welfare (S)
02/21/18
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/22/18
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/23/18
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 27, 2018
02/27/18
  • 3rd reading, passed 25-13
02/28/18
  • received in House
  • enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
  • enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
  • delivered to Governor
03/09/18
  • signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 11)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions except clarify that the confidentiality and privilege protections are only available to persons and entities that are participating in an initiative for patient safety and quality improvement.
Index Headings Courts - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Health and Medical Services - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Occupations and Professions - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Physicians and Practitioners - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Amend KRS 311.377 to provide that a statement of fact made by any person involved in the review process is not confidential and privileged; clarify that statements of fact, statements of opinions, and recommendations made by peer reviewers, who were not otherwise a witness to the event or a health care provider involved in the patient's care, are privileged.
Index Headings Courts - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Health and Medical Services - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Occupations and Professions - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Physicians and Practitioners - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Hoover
Summary Amend KRS 311.377 to provide that a statement of fact made by any person involved in the review process is not confidential and privileged; clarify that statements of fact, statements of opinions, and recommendations made by peer reviewers, who were not otherwise a witness to the event or a health care provider involved in the patient's care, are privileged.
Index Headings Courts - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Health and Medical Services - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Occupations and Professions - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges
Physicians and Practitioners - Medical review organizations, confidentiality of information on staff with privileges

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