HB 108 (BR 158) - C. Rollins II, K. Stein, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to health services.
Amend KRS 216.555 to require the cabinet to report to the Legislative Research Commission on the number and type of citations issued to long-term care facilities; amend KRS 216.557 to allow a facility assessed a federal civil monetary penalty to be subject to a Type A or Type B citation; increase the civil penalty for Type A citations to not less than $5,000 nor more than $25,000; increase the civil penalty for Type B citations to not less than $500 nor more than $1,000; amend KRS 216.560 to increase the civil penalty to $1,000 for Type A citations that are not corrected within the time specified for correction; delete the application for an extension of time to be granted by the cabinet when a licensee has made arrangements to correct a Type A or Type B citation; treble Type A and Type B citations when the subject matter was caused by or relates to a failure by the facility to maintain sufficient nursing or direct care staff; require any trebled fine to be reported by the facility's administrator to the facility's governing entity; require a Type A citation to be reported by the facility's administrator to the family members or guardian of the resident who is the subject of the citation; replace the Kentucky nursing incentive scholarship fund with the long-term care facility education and improvement fund as the recipient of civil penalties collected; establish parameters of the fund; require all civil penalties for which a final order of the cabinet has been issued to be immediately due and payable; amend KRS 216.565 to further define the factors the cabinet shall consider in determining the amount of the initial penalty imposed under KRS 216.537 to 216.590; amend KRS 215.567 to require hearing officers to issue findings of fact, conclusions of law, and a recommended order upon appealed decisions; prohibit the appeal of a citation or penalty from staying enforcement or correction of a citation or payment of a penalty; amend KRS 216.577 to conform; amend KRS 314.027 to officially create the Kentucky nursing incentive scholarship fund; delete nursing facilities and skilled and intermediate care nursing homes from funding the Kentucky nursing incentive scholarship fund; and, repeal KRS 216.563.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 8-introduced in House
Jan 11-to Health & Welfare (H)