04RS HB585


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HB 585 (BR 1950) - S. Riggs

     AN ACT relating to hospital reporting.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to require a hospital to report gunshot wounds, knife wounds, and certain other serious wounds or injuries related to possible criminal activity.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except require emergency care centers and other health care facilities that offer emergency services, in addition to hospitals, to report wounds; provide that stab or slicing wounds, rather than injuries, are to be reported; remove the requirements for the reporting of other wounds believed to have been intentionally inflicted or the result of criminal activity; and provide for immunity from civil or criminal liability for good faith reporting.

     HCA (1/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 24-introduced in House
     Feb 25-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Mar 15-posting waived; posted in committee
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 19, 2004
     Mar 19-3rd reading, passed 88-3 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 22-received in Senate
     Mar 23-to Health and Welfare (S)

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