House Bill 159

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 02/29/24: reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Title AN ACT relating to immunity from criminal liability for health care providers.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 386
Sponsors P. Flannery, J. Nemes, D. Bentley, K. Bratcher, R. Duvall, D. Elliott, D. Lewis, K. Moser, A. Neighbors, R. Raymer, W. Williams
Summary of Original Version Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to define "health care provider" and "health services"; establish that health care providers are immune from criminal liability for harm arising from a health services-related act or omission other than gross negligence or wanton, willful, malicious, or intentional misconduct.
Index Headings of Original Version Crimes and Punishments - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Health and Medical Services - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Nurses - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Occupations and Professions - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Optometrists - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Pharmacists - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Physicians and Practitioners - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Health care provider, criminial liability, immunity
Emergency Medical Services - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Attorney, Commonwealth's - Health care provider, criminal liability, immunity
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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01/04/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
01/30/24
  • to Judiciary (H)
01/31/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
02/01/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/05/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 06, 2024
02/06/24
  • floor amendment (1) filed
02/08/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Floor Amendment (1)
02/09/24
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/16/24
  • to Judiciary (S)
02/29/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Retain original provisions except provide the paragraph number where "health services" is defined; add that a provider is exempt if providing health services.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity
Nurses - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity
Occupations and Professions - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity
Optometrists - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity
Pharmacists - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity
Physicians and Practitioners - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity
Crimes and Punishments - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity
Emergency Medical Services - Health care provider, providing health services, criminal liability, immunity

Last updated: 2/29/2024 5:57 PM (EST)