03RS SB145


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SB 145 (BR 1493) - J. Denton

     AN ACT relating to Medicaid and declaring an emergency.
     Amend KRS 205.6312 to remove the exemption of prepaid health plan programs, such as health maintenance organizations, from the Medicaid copayment requirements; EMERGENCY.


     HFA (1/P, J. Lee) - Retain original provisions and add new sections to require the cabinet, if non-state general funds become available, to convene a policy group to develop a Medicaid Buy-In program for individuals with disabilities, require the first meeting by August 15, 2003, and prohibit use of funding for state employee expenses; specify members of the policy group to include advocacy organizations, individuals with disabilities, and representatives from state agencies; specify chairmanship and require Cabinet for Health Services and Workforce Development Cabinet to provide staff services; specify duties of policy group to include recommendations on program design; require policy group to have access to necessary data and comply with confidentiality requirements; permit cabinet to apply for federal grants to develop infrastructure; require a program plan to be presented to the Governor, the Legislative Research Commission, and co-chairs of the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare by November 1, 2003.

     HFA (2/P, T. Burch) - Attach the provisions of HB 110 to SB 145.

     HFA (3/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (4, R. Meeks) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 315 to encourage the Board of Pharmacy to make recommendations to the Legislative Research Commission and the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare for methods to reduce the incidence of delivery of adulterated, misbranded, deteriorated, outdated, or otherwise recalled prescription drugs to consumers.

     Feb 10-introduced in Senate
     Feb 13-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 20-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 21, 2003
     Feb 21-3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House
     Feb 24-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 25-posted in committee
     Feb 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 28-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 3, 2003
     Mar 3-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 5-floor amendments (2) and (3-title) filed
     Mar 6-floor amendment (4) filed
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 94-0; received in Senate
     Mar 11-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 46)

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