00RS HB592


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HB 592 (BR 1185) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new section of KRS Chapter 160 to require school districts to provide age-appropriate education on blood-borne pathogens; amend KRS 197.055 to require the Department of Corrections to provide peer-to-peer education programs related to HIV, to provide information upon release or parole, and to require discharge planning information for persons released who are known to have HIV or AIDS; amend KRS 199.520 to require that information on HIV and hepatitis status be given to parents in adoption cases; amend KRS 211.180 to require the Cabinet for Health Services to require, by October 1, 2000, reporting by name of persons who test positive for HIV; create a new section of KRS Chapter 214 to create 25 member HIV/AIDS Advisory Council and establish membership and duties; require council to report findings to Cabinet for Health Services regarding feasibility study on centers of excellence and assessment of resources and gaps in services; create new sections of KRS Chapter 214 to provide details for name reporting system for those who test positive for HIV; require cabinet to conduct review of guidelines for HIV or AIDS care coordination, to do annual reviews and outcome evaluations of programs, to review caseloads, review KDAP and the drug dispensing program, coordinate work with other agencies, insure access to Spanish-speaking interpreters, educate the health departments on a consistent basis, work with willing faith-based communities, review known cases of newborns with HIV, and establish pharmacological consultation program; require cabinet to establish program that provides grants to nonprofit clinics that offer HIV/AIDS services in a multidisciplinary team approach; amend KRS 214.181 to continue to allow anonymous testing for HIV and to exempt names of those who are anonymously tested from the reporting requirement; amend KRS 214.610 to require cabinet to update its education programs related to HIV and AIDS; amend KRS 214.615 to require cabinet to update its continuing education programs related to HIV and AIDS; amend KRS 214.625 to require health department testing on HIV to be reported; amend KRS 217.919 to conform; amend KRS 217.990 to conform; create new section of KRS Chapter 222 to require cabinet to develop statewide educational media campaign that discourages the use of illegal drugs; amend KRS 222.421 to provide for priority access to alcohol/drug abuse programs for persons with HIV or hepatitis B or C; amend KRS 311.282 to provide that physician who reports HIV status to cabinet in accordance with the cabinet's name-reporting regulations shall not be liable for disclosure of confidential information; repeal KRS 217.177, regarding the sale and disposal of hypodermic syringes and needles; appropriate to the Cabinet for Health Services, $1,065,000 in fiscal year 2000-2001 and $1,065,000 in fiscal year 2001-2002; to the Cabinet for Families and Children, $55,000 in fiscal year 2000-2001 and $55,000 in fiscal year 2001-2002; and to the Justice Cabinet, the sum of $182,000 for fiscal year 2000-2001 and $182,000 for fiscal year 2001-2002.

     Feb 7-introduced in House
     Feb 8-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 10-posted in committee

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