00RS HB630


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HB 630 (BR 2063) - K. Stein

     AN ACT relating to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and making an appropriation therefor.
     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 mandate that the cabinet by October 1, 2000, require reporting by name of persons who test positive for HIV; create 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 the Cabinet for Health Services regarding feasibility study on centers of excellence and assessment of resources and gaps in services; create new section of KRS Chapter 214 to provide details for name reporting system for those who test positive for HIV; require the 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 the cabinet to establish a 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 214.625 to require health department testing on HIV to be reported; 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 physicians who report HIV status to the cabinet in accordance with the cabinet's name-reporting regulations shall not be liable for disclosure of confidential information; and 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.

     Feb 9-introduced in House
     Feb 10-to Health and Welfare (H)

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