Senate Bill 239

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Last Action 03/22/24: to Committee on Committees (H)
Title AN ACT relating to the recruitment and retention of medical professionals and declaring an emergency.
Bill Documents Current/Final
Introduced
Bill Request Number 2168
Sponsors D. Douglas, S. Meredith, L. Tichenor
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 344 to ensure federal law relating to emergency medical treatment and the collection of evidence is not overridden; define terms; prohibit discrimination against medical care providers who decline to perform procedures that violate their conscience; grant providers the right not to participate in or pay for services that violate their conscience; exempt providers from liability for exercising these rights; prohibit the State Board of Medical Licensure from reprimanding medical practitioners and require the board to provide complaints it has received to medical practitioners; establish a civil cause of action for persons injured by violations; provide that the Act may be cited as the Healthcare Heroes Recruitment and Retention Act; EMERGENCY.
Index Headings of Original Version Effective Dates, Emergency - Medical treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Health and Medical Services - Providers, prohibition of discrimination for acts of conscience
Hospitals and Nursing Homes - Treatment, discrimination against employees for acts of conscience
Insurance, Health - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Nurses - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Optometrists - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Personnel and Employment - Hospitals, treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience
Pharmacists - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Physicians and Practitioners - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Public Health - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience
State Agencies - State Board of Medical Licensure, discrimination, acts of conscience
Medicaid - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Short Titles and Popular Names - Healthcare Heroes Recruitment and Retention Act
Jump to Proposed Amendments Senate Committee Substitute 1
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02/21/24
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Committee on Committees (S)
02/26/24
  • to Health Services (S)
03/11/24
  • taken from Health Services (S)
  • 1st reading
  • returned to Health Services (S)
03/12/24
  • taken from Health Services (S)
  • 2nd reading
  • returned to Health Services (S)
03/13/24
  • reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
03/21/24
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 21, 2024
  • 3rd reading, passed 29-7 with Committee Substitute (1)
03/22/24
  • received in House
  • to Committee on Committees (H)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment Senate Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; replace the term, "health care service" with "medical service"; delete definitions for "health care payers" and for "pay."
Index Headings State Agencies - State Board of Medical Licensure, discrimination, acts of conscience
Medicaid - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Nurses - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Optometrists - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Personnel and Employment - Hospitals, treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience
Pharmacists - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Physicians and Practitioners - Treatment, discrimination, acts of conscience
Public Health - Treatment, discrimination for acts of conscience

Last updated: 4/18/2024 12:47 PM (EDT)