House Bill 199

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Last Action 03/28/24: floor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed
Title AN ACT relating to freestanding birthing centers.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 1416
Sponsors J. Nemes, K. Bratcher, S. Bratcher, B. Chester-Burton, D. Fister, D. Grossberg, J. Hodgson, C. Massaroni, R. Palumbo, M. Proctor, S. Rawlings, S. Stalker, L. Willner
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' Standards for Birth Centers, and consistent plans for transfer and safe transport to a hospital as needed, and to delineate medical malpractice insurance requirements for centers; exempt a center with no more than four beds from certificate-of-need requirements for establishing and licensing a freestanding birthing center; state intent not to limit or expand liability of a center or health care provider or facility; add requirement for medical malpractice insurance for freestanding birthing centers; prohibit abortions in freestanding birthing centers; amend KRS 216B.015 to include freestanding birthing centers in the definition of "health facility"; amend KRS 216B.020, 196.173, 211.122, 211.647, 211.660, 213.046, 214.155, 214.565, 214.567, 214.569, 216.2920, and 216.2970 to conform; provide that the Act may be cited as the Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act.
Index Headings of Original Version Health and Medical Services - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - 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
Reproductive Issues - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, freestanding birthing centers, licensure
Short Titles and Popular Names - Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Senate Floor Amendment 3
Votes Vote History

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01/09/24
  • introduced in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)
01/18/24
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (H)
03/06/24
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
03/07/24
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
03/22/24
  • floor amendment (1) filed
03/25/24
  • floor amendment (2) filed
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 26, 2024
03/26/24
  • 3rd reading, passed 69-25 with Floor Amendment (2)
  • received in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
03/27/24
  • taken from Committee on Committees (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Committee on Committees (S)
03/28/24
  • floor amendments (1), (2) and (3) filed

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Retain original provisions of the bill; add licensure requirements for professional collaborations and other requirements deemed necessary by the cabinet; add requirements for informed consent; add requirements for patient transfer agreements.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - 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
Reproductive Issues - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, freestanding birthing centers, licensure
Short Titles and Popular Names - Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Nemes
Summary Retain original provisions of the bill; add licensure requirements for professional collaborations and other requirements deemed necessary by the cabinet; add clinical director requirements; add requirements for informed consent; add requirements for patient transfer agreements.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - 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
Reproductive Issues - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, freestanding birthing centers, licensure
Short Titles and Popular Names - Mary Carol Akers Birth Centers Act

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor D. Douglas
Summary Retain original provisions; delete advance practice registered nurse as clinical director.
Index Headings Physicians and Practitioners - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, freestanding birthing centers, licensure

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor D. Douglas
Summary Retain original provisions; add that patient selection criteria be consistent with those of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Index Headings Physicians and Practitioners - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, freestanding birthing centers, licensure

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor D. Douglas
Summary Retain original provisions; add requirements related to criteria and standards established by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Index Headings Physicians and Practitioners - Birthing centers, freestanding, licensing and certificate of need
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Cabinet for Health and Family Services, freestanding birthing centers, licensure

Last updated: 4/14/2024 1:20 PM (EDT)