04RS HB216


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HB 216 (BR 1103) - P. Bather

     AN ACT relating to an electronic health network to simplify administrative transactions.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216 to define terms; create the Kentucky e-Health Network Board to oversee the development, implementation, and operation of a statewide electronic network of health care providers and insurers for the purpose of simplifying administrative transactions; establish the membership of the board; establish the responsibilities of the board; require any transactions by the network to comply with the federal Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act; require the board to adopt standards for computer systems communicating with the central components of the network; authorize the board to promulgate administrative regulations; require an annual report to the Governor, Cabinet for Health Services, Office for the New Economy, Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare, and the Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance; establish a Ke-HN fund; amend KRS 45A.605 to authorize the use of the information highway for transactions and activities associated with the network, but not limit the board to using the information highway for all its communications services; permit the Cabinet for Health Services to be excluded from the network; clarify that state funds are not being appropriated under this Act.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Jan 8-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 21-posted in committee

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