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SB 138 (BR 1705) - J. Denton, W. Blevins Jr., D. Harper Angel, R. Palmer II, J. Pendleton, J. Rhoads, D. Ridley

     AN ACT relating to trauma care and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to state legislative findings that trauma care is a severe health problem and cause of death and disability, trauma care is limited in parts of the state, and an efficient and coordinated statewide trauma system is necessary; define "trauma," "trauma center," and "trauma center verification"; establish a statewide trauma care program in the Department for Public Health and specify goals and duties; require an advisory committee and specify membership; require the department to develop and implement a statewide trauma care system that includes prevention, continuing education for care providers, statewide guidelines and protocols, voluntary hospital verification as a trauma center, local and regional triage and transport protocols, and quality assurance and peer review; require the department to coordinate all activities related to trauma care and to receive assistance from other state agencies and boards; specify that data obtained by the registry be confidential and not subject to discovery or introduction in civil action; permit the department to promulgate administrative regulations; establish the Kentucky trauma care system fund consisting of appropriations, grants, or contributions made available; specify uses of the fund; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to prioritize the use of any additional Medicaid moneys for supplemental payments toward reimbursement for full allowable costs for services provided to Medicaid patients by verified trauma providers.

     Feb 5-introduced in Senate
     Feb 7-to Health & Welfare (S)

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