01RS HB174


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HB 174 (BR 470) - R. Damron, S. Westrom, B. Colter

     AN ACT relating to insurance.
     Create a new section of KRS 304.14-600 to KRS 304.14-625 to require insurers providing coverage for assisted living benefits in a long term care policy to cover services received in any assisted living community meeting the requirements of KRS 194A.700 to KRS 194A.729 and any administrative regulations promulgated under KRS 194A.700 to KRS 194A.729; require insurers providing coverage for adult day care services in a long term care policy to provide coverage if the adult day care facility meets the requirements of KRS 205.950 or KRS 216B.0443 and any administrative regulations promulgated under KRS 205.950 or KRS 216B.0443.


     HFA (1, R. Damron) - Clarify that the Act applies to long term care policies that provide certain coverages.
     SCS - Retain the original provisions; make technical changes to provisions on long term care insurance; amend KRS 304.17A-607 and 304.17A-617 to change references to "other alternative treatments" in the denial letter and the written notice of denial of coverage to "alternative benefits."
     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Amend to prohibit the Department for Medicaid Services from implementing any policy that would conflict with the Supreme Court decision in Olmstead v. L.C., 527 U.S. 581 (1999) or hinder an individual who meets institutional level of care from receiving their care in a community setting; and require the department to request that the federal Health Care Financing Administration renew the current home and community based waiver prior to its expiration.
     SFA (2/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 6-introduced in House
     Feb 7-to Banking and Insurance (H); posted in committee
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day forTuesday, February 20, 2001
     Feb 20-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Feb 21-received in Senate
     Feb 26-to Banking and Insurance (S)
     Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2-title) filed
     Mar 7-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 7, 2001; 3rd reading; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) withdrawn ; passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute
     Mar 8-House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 97-0
     Mar 9-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Mar 20-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 145)

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