Bill Request 274

Title AN ACT relating to free-standing alternative birthing centers.
Bill Documents Original
Sponsors J. Nemes, R. Webber
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to define "free-standing alternative birthing center"; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations to establish licensure standards for free-standing alternative birthing centers including requiring accreditation by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers, compliance with the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) Standards for Birth Centers, and a six-month provisional license to be issued when all requirements for licensure other than accreditation have been met to allow a facility time to become accredited; require the cabinet to form an ad hoc committee to provide input on the development of administrative regulations; state that a certificate of need is not required to establish and license a free-standing alternative birthing center; amend KRS 216B.020 to conform; add the short title Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Free-standing alternative birthing centers, licensing and certificate of need
Licensing - Free-standing alternative birthing centers, licensing and certificate of need
Nurses - Free-standing alternative birthing centers, licensing and certificate of need
Physicians and Practitioners - Free-standing alternative birthing centers, licensing and certificate of need
Short Titles and Popular Names - Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act

Actions

11/18/20 Prefiled by the sponsor(s).

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