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HB 38/LM (BR 261) - B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to the American Medical Association's "Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment."
     Amend KRS 342.0011, 342.315, 342.316, 342.730, and 342.7305 to require use of the fifth edition of AMA guides in disability determinations; amend KRS 67A.460 to conform; repeal 2009 Ky. Acts ch. 89.


     HCS/LM - Retain original provisions; define "Guides to Evaluation of Permanent Impairment" as the 5th edition and chapter 12 of the 2nd edition for psychological impairments; authorize Executive Director to recommend to the General Assembly the adoption of a later edition or portion thereof; provide that Executive Director's recommendation, unless modified by the by the General Assembly, shall become effective on the regular effective date of legislation enacted by the General Assembly; make conforming amendments.

     SCS (1/LM) - Retain original provisions, except delete the authority given to the executive director of the Office of Workers' Claims to adopt a later AMA Guide edition.

     SCS (2/LM) - Retain original provisions, except Section 2 in its entirety and substitute in its place, the requirement for the executive director to study a new edition of the AMA Guides and make a recommendation to the General Assembly concerning the new edition; give the General Assembly authority to approve or adopt the recommendation.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 5-introduced in House; to Labor & Industry (H)
     Jan 13-posting waived
     Jan 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 1-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 2, 2010
     Feb 2-3rd reading, passed 77-21 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 3-received in Senate
     Feb 5-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 16, 2010
     Mar 16-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day; recommitted to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 18-reported favorably, to Rules as a Consent bill with Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 22-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 23, 2010
     Mar 23-3rd reading; Committee Substitute (1) withdrawn; passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (2)
     Mar 24-received in House; to Rules (H)
     Mar 25-posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (2) for Friday, March 26, 2010
     Mar 29-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (2) ; passed 84-12; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 8-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 90)

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