98RS HB591


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HB 591 (BR 1670) - M. Marzian, P. Clark

     AN ACT relating to patient safety.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216B to provide that health care facilities and services shall develop quality assurance standards; provide that employees of a health care facility or service may make a report to the facility or service, or any appropriate agency regarding a matter of patient safety provide for 7 day time frame for investigation, corrective action, and reporting back to the person making the complaint; provide that no adverse action be taken against the person making the report; provide that health care facilities and services create quality assurance standards and abide by reporting provisions as a condition of licensure; provide that health care facilities and services shall require identification badges for personnel.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except exempt nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities, and skilled care facilities from the Act's requirements for quality assurance and quality improvement and for safe and consistent staffing levels, if the facilities meet current federal or state regulations on the same subject matter; clarify that professional standards of practice refer to professional standards of nursing practice referenced in KRS Chapter 314.

     Feb 11-introduced in House
     Feb 12-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 18-posted in committee
     Feb 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 5-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 6, 1998
     Mar 9-3rd reading, passed 84-4 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 10-received in Senate
     Mar 11-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 26, 1998
     Mar 26-3rd reading, passed 34-2; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 27-delivered to Governor
     Apr 7-signed by Governor

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