Senate Bill 123

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Last Action 02/07/22: to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)
Title AN ACT relating to the dignified treatment of fetal remains.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 895
Sponsor A. Southworth
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.830 to require a hospital or abortion provider to inform the parents about their right to determine the final disposition of the fetal remains after a spontaneous miscarriage or abortion; make parents electing a disposition method other than the customary method for that facility responsible for the costs of disposition; require the abortion provider or hospital to provide for final disposition of the fetal remains if the parents decline or do not make a determination, require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate a form through administrative regulation to document specified information for each spontaneous miscarriage or abortion; amend KRS 367.97501 to add fetal remains to the definition of "human remains," and exclude from the definition of "pathological waste."
Index Headings of Original Version Embalmers and Funeral Directors - Fetal remains, disposition
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Fetal remains, disposition
Parental Rights - Fetal remains, disposition
Reproductive Issues - Fetal remains, disposition
State Agencies - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, information collection
Cemeteries and Burials - Fetal remains, disposition
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, fetal remains, information collection

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01/27/22
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/07/22
  • to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)


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