00RS HB429


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HB 429/FN (BR 343) - M. Marzian

     AN ACT relating to blood testing.
     Amend KRS 438.250 to delete the requirement for testing of hepatitis A, to require testing for any disease if testing for that disease is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and to require testing to be conducted as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; provide that if a public servant or crime victim who is bitten by or exposed to blood of, among others, a patient or resident of any health facility owned or operated by the Commonwealth, then the patient or resident shall be tested for HIV, hepatitis B and C, and any other disease as recommended by the CDC.
     SFA (1/FN, J. Rose) - Amend KRS 205.5632 to provide that FDA-approved prescription drugs within the same therapeutic drug class and that have comparable efficacy, safety, and cost to other FDA-approved prescription drugs that have been placed on the Medicaid nonprior-authorized drug file shall be placed on the Medicaid nonprior-authorized drug file.
     SFA (2/Title, J. Rose) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 21-introduced in House
     Jan 24-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 2-posted in committee
     Feb 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 9-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2000
     Feb 15-3rd reading, passed 93-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 16-received in Senate
     Feb 18-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 6-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 9, 2000; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 9-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) withdrawn ; 3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 10-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 17-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 140)

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