HB 256/FN (BR 1206) - R. Palumbo, K. Flood, J. Jenkins, T. Riner, R. Smart, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to the protection of vulnerable adults.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to define terms; create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to create and maintain an adult abuse registry; make the registry available electronically; prohibit unsubstantiated findings; prohibit placement of an individual on the registry unless all administrative appeals and judicial proceedings related to the appeal have been completed and upheld; prohibit a long-term-care facility or provider from employing an individual or volunteer whose name appears on the registry; amend KRS 209.140 to permit limited release of information related to the adult abuse registry to long-term-care providers.
HB 256 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to require entities that provide personal care services to vulnerable adults to query the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as to whether a prospective employee, contractor, or volunteer has been the subject of a validated substantiated finding of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation; allow queries for current employees, contractors, and volunteers; allow an individual to query the cabinet to determine whether a validated substantiated finding of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation has been entered against him or her; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the query process in a secure manner; allow administrative appeals to be made in the county where the alleged wrongdoing occurred; specify the type of answer the Cabinet may give in response to a query; establish a liability hold harmless period for provisional employment where a response to a query is not timely returned by the Cabinet.
Jan 24-introduced in House
Jan 27-to Health & Welfare (H)
Jan 30-posted in committee
Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 11-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 13, 2014
Mar 13-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute
Mar 14-received in Senate
Mar 17-to Judiciary (S)
Mar 31-taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)