98RS HB131


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HB 131/FN (BR 607) - T. Burch, B. Colter

     AN ACT relating to tuberculosis testing of children.
     Amend KRS 214.034, relating to childhood immunizations, to delete the requirement of parents and guardians that children be tested for tuberculosis; require that any child infected with tuberculosis only be examined and treated instead of tested, examined and treated according to Cabinet for Human Resources administrative regulations; permit a local health department, with the approval of the Department for Health Services, to require all first-time enrollees in a public or private school within the health department's jurisdiction to be tested for tuberculosis prior to entering school; delete the requirement that each child entering public schools have proof of having been tested for tuberculosis prior to enrollment; amend KRS 158.037 to delete reporting of tuberculin skin test results to local health departments by elementary or secondary school.


     SCA (1, T. Buford) - Exempt from tuberculosis testing any child whose parents object to such testing on religious grounds as so documented in a written statement; allow local health departments to conduct a tuberculosis test on this same child, if there is a suspected case of tuberculosis.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House
     Jan 7-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 8-posted in committee
     Jan 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 14-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for January 15, 1998
     Jan 15-3rd reading, passed 95-0
     Jan 16-received in Senate
     Jan 20-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Amendment (1)
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 3-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 5, 1998
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 34-0 with Committee Amendment (1)
     Mar 6-reconsidered; recommitted to Rules (S)
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 12, 1998
     Mar 12-passed 35-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 13-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendment
     Mar 24-House concurred in Senate committee amendment (1); passed 89-1
     Mar 25-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor

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