HB 126/FN (BR 108) - S. Nunn
AN ACT relating to electronic health registries.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 11 to define terms; authorize the Governor's Office for Technology to implement, host, and maintain an Internet-based common registry for telehealth, public health, and family practice residency programs contingent upon availability of funds; establish standards for the central registry; and require the central registry to be a component of any electronic health network if a network is developed by legislation or developed by a state board or agency; amend KRS 11.550 to require the Telehealth Board to establish procedures and minimum data set for the telehealth functions of the central registry; expand reporting requirements to include data collected by the registry; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to permit the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville to collaborate with the Governor's Office for Technology to implement the common central registry for family practice residence programs, contingent upon availability of funds; create a new section of KRS Chapter 211 to permit the secretary of the Cabinet for Health Services to implement a common centralized registry for case management, immunizations decision support tracking, disease surveillance, communicable disease reporting, and any other services as determined by the secretary, contingent upon availability of funds; establish requirements for the immunization registry; authorize the promulgation of administrative regulations related to the central registry and sharing of immunization information; permit health departments to use the central registry; permit the Cabinet for Health Services to seek funding to support public health registries; and require the cabinet to report data collected by the registry to the Governor, the Legislative Research Commission, and the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare.
Jan 7-introduced in House
Jan 8-to Health and Welfare (H)
Feb 11-posted in committee