98RS HB679


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HB 679/FN (BR 1854) - S. Johns, J. Arnold Jr., A. Arnold, K. Bratcher, T. Burch, De. Butler, Dw. Butler, J. Callahan, J. Coleman, J. Crenshaw, C. Hoffman, J. Jenkins, E. Jordan, P. Mason, S. Nunn, R. Palumbo, S. Riggs, W. Scott, D. Sims, K. Stein, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to long-term care facility reform.
     Amend various sections of KRS Chapter 216 to require all inspections instead of all annual inspections of long-term care facilities to be unannounced; require inspections to be performed no later than 7 to 15 months after the previous inspection; require every long-term care facility to post a sign indicating that state law requires state inspection reports on long-term care facilities to be made available upon request; require the Office of Inspector General be responsible for providing public notice of long-term care facility licensure inspection results; replace certain references to "nursing facility" with "long-term care facility"; increase the civil penalties for Type "A" violations of Cabinet for Human Resources regulations, standards, and requirements presenting an imminent danger to any resident of a long-term care facility and creating substantial risk that death or serious mental injury or physical harm to a resident will occur; increase the civil penalties for Type "B" violations of Cabinet for Human Resources regulations, standards and requirements presenting a direct or immediate relationship to the health, safety, or security of any resident but not creating an imminent danger; repeal KRS 216.550 and 216.553.


     HCS/FN - Make technical correction; apply trebling of civil penalties for violating a statue or regulation for which a licensee has received a citation and penalty during the previous 12 months.

     Feb 20-introduced in House
     Feb 23-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Mar 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 4-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 5, 1998
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 91-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 6-received in Senate
     Mar 9-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 16-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 18, 1998
     Mar 18-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 19-received in House
     Mar 20-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 27-signed by Governor

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