03RS HB194


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HB 194 (BR 403) - M. Marzian, J. Wayne, P. Bather, T. Burch, R. Crimm, R. Damron, J. Draud, D. Graham, J. Jenkins, S. Nunn, C. Siler, K. Stein

     AN ACT relating to services to individuals with mental illness, alcohol and other drug disorders, and dual diagnoses.
     Amend KRS 210.502 to add specified members to the Kentucky Commission on Services and Supports for Individuals with Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Disorders, and Dual Diagnoses and specify terms of membership; amend KRS 210.504 to permit commission to establish work groups, clarify duties, include strategies to increase public awareness and reduce stigma associated with mental illness and substance abuse disorders; require two-year workplan for the commission; delete the sunset clause; amend KRS 210.506 to specify participation on regional planning councils; amend KRS 210.509 to require councils to address regional barriers, workforce issues, community-based hospitalization, and housing options; require councils to report on the use of flexible funding to the commission; require recommendations each odd-numbered year; delete the sunset clause and requirement to recommend quality assurance programs; amend KRS 210.040 to require the Cabinet for Health Services to require quality assurance and improvement processes from all providers who receive public funds.

     Jan 9-introduced in House
     Jan 10-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 5-posted in committee; posting waived
     Feb 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 11, 2003
     Feb 11-3rd reading, passed 78-14
     Feb 12-received in Senate
     Feb 18-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 26-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 28, 2003
     Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 35-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Mar 3-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 6-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 5)

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