98RS HB617


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HB 617/FN (BR 1828) - J. Lee, B. Colter, E. Jordan

     AN ACT relating to the regulation of entities that provide child care or child placement services.
     Amend KRS 199.011 to include state operated facilities in the definition of child-caring facility; amend KRS 199.640 to establish guidelines for the promulgation of regulations relating to the licensing of child-placing and child-caring agencies; amend KRS 199.670 to establish an informal dispute resolution process for deficiencies contested by child-placing or child-caring agencies; establish areas of jurisdiction if the Cabinet for Human Resources reorganization is confirmed by the General Assembly.


     HCA (1, J. Lee) - Amend the definition of "child caring facility" to except residential programs operated by or contracted by the Department of Juvenile Justice which maintain accreditation from a nationally recognized accrediting organization.
     SCA (1/FN, D. Seum) - Retain original provisions except add that no Medicaid reimbursement is permitted for out-of-state behavioral residential care, unless no in-state provider is willing or available to provide services at a comparable rate; permit exception at request of parent; require cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations.
     SFA (2, D. Seum) - Retain original provisions except add new section to amend KRS 199 and KRS 205.634 to prohibit reimbursement to out-of-state providers of children's residential care for children from Medicaid funds or Department for Social Services funds unless both cabinets determine there is no in-state provider available at a comparable cost; allow exceptions based on type of services needed and geographical location of services; require both cabinets to establish uniform conditions, requirements, and exceptions and include such in administrative regulations.

     Feb 17-introduced in House
     Feb 18-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 20-posted in committee
     Feb 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 26-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 2-posted in committee
     Mar 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Amendment (1); posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 9, 1998
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 88-0 with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 11-received in Senate
     Mar 12-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Mar 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 23-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for March 24, 1998
     Mar 24-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with floor amendment (2)
     Mar 25-received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate amendment
     Mar 31-House concurred in Senate floor amendment (2); passed 96-0
     Apr 1-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 13-signed by Governor

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