03RS HB129


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HB 129/LM/CI (BR 382) - S. Nunn, L. Napier

     AN ACT relating to health care for prisoners.
     Amend KRS 441.045 to specify fiscal responsibility for medical, dental, and psychological care of indigent prisoners in county jails; define "psychological" care to exclude psychiatric services and prescription medications; amend 441.047 to specify that it is a state responsibility to provide psychiatric hospitalization, inpatient evaluation, or psychiatric medications to county jail prisoners; specify that psychiatric evaluation for criminal proceedings are the responsibility of the state; specify that prisoner's fees may include charges for medical, dental, or psychological care; require that no prisoner be denied care because of inability to pay.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 8-to Local Government (H)

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