00RS HB144


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HB 144/FN (BR 1101) - S. Nunn, J. Lee, J. Arnold Jr., E. Ballard, J. Barrows, J. Bowling, K. Bratcher, J. Bruce, B. Buckingham, T. Burch, J. Callahan, M. Cherry, L. Clark, P. Clark, J. Coleman, B. Colter, R. Crimm, R. Damron, B. DeWeese, J. Draud, C. Geveden, G. Graham, J. Gray, J. Haydon, B. Heleringer, D. Horlander, J. Jenkins, S. Johns, E. Jordan, G. Lindsay, P. Marcotte, M. Marzian, T. McKee, H. Moberly, R. Palumbo, J. Richards, D. Sims, J. Stacy, K. Stein, G. Stumbo, C. Walton, S. Westrom, R. Wilkey, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to services for persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, and declaring an emergency.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 210 to declare legislative intent; create Kentucky Commission on Services and Supports for Individuals with Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities and establish membership; require commission to meet at least quarterly during 2000-2001 biennium and at least biennially thereafter; require commission to serve in advisory capacity to advise the Governor and General Assembly on needs of persons with mental retardation and other developmental disabilities, to develop a statewide strategy, to assess need for services, to evaluate effectiveness of public and private agencies, and to develop a 10 year plan; require secretary of health services to present plan to Governor and General Assembly within 6 months of effective date; require commission to review plan annually and make updates; establish sunset provision 4 years after effective date; create new section of KRS Chapter 205 to define "supports for community living waiver program" and "slots" and to require Department for Medicaid Services to develop and implement flexible reimbursement and payment strategies, to allocate slots to the 14 community mental health regions based on the percentage of total populations, to reallocate underutilized slots, and to promulgate administrative regulations; amend KRS 347.010 to state legislative intent to require inter and intra-agency planning and evaluation and funding strategies that promote the development of community-based services and supports; appropriate out of the general fund $4,021,500 for fiscal year 2000-2001 and $8,344,400 for fiscal year 2001-2002, and permit funds from first year to be carried over to the second; EMERGENCY.


     SCS - Retain orginal provisions except delete the appropriation.
     SCA (2/Title, J. Rose) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (1, G. Neal) - Amend to create a new section of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to include coverage for social anxiety disorder in health benefit plans that provide mental health benefits issued or renewed on or after January 1, 2001; defines social anxiety disorder as a condition that meets criteria set forth in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, of the American Psychiatric Association; provides that any provision in any contract for health benefits that is in conflict with this section shall be of no force or effect.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s) indicated with recommendation for passage, and as amended by the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare)

     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 6-posted in committee
     Jan 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 12-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 13-posting waived; reported favorably, to Rules
     Mar 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 15, 2000
     Mar 15-3rd reading, passed 98-0
     Mar 16-received in Senate
     Mar 21-to Health and Welfare (S); floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (2-title)
     Mar 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 28-floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 28, 2000
     Mar 29-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; taken from the Regular Orders of the Day and returned to the Consent Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (2-title) ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (2) ; House refused to concur in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (2-title) ; bill reconsidered; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, committee amendment (2-title) ; passed 92-0
     Apr 11-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 403)

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