|01/10/22: to Committee on Committees (H)
|AN ACT relating to freestanding birthing centers.
|Bill Request Number
|J. Nemes, K. Bratcher, D. Fister, R. Heath, C. Massey, J. Miller, P. Pratt, R. Webber
|Summary of Original Version
|Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to define "freestanding birthing center"; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate updated administrative regulations to establish licensure standards for freestanding 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 consistent plans for transfer and safe transport to a hospital as needed; exempt a center from certificate-of-need requirements for establishing and licensing a freestanding birthing center; limit liability of center; amend KRS 216B.020 to conform; add the short title Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act.
|Index Headings of Original Version
Health and Medical Services - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Licensing - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Nurses - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Physicians and Practitioners - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Health and Family Services, freestanding birthing centers, licensure
Short Titles and Popular Names - Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act
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