04RS HB67


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HB 67/FN (BR 311) - S. Nunn, T. Burch, M. Cherry

     AN ACT relating to hospitalization of a disabled or incapacitated person.
     Amend KRS 311.631 to permit a durable power of attorney to make health care decisions when the adult patient does not have decisional capacity and specify patient's physician is required to make determination of capacity; specify that health care decision may include hospitalization at a general hospital for psychiatric treatment not to exceed 14 days; define general hospital.


     SFA (1, D. Thayer) - Insert provisions to amend KRS 222.430, relating to involuntary commitment of persons with alcohol and other drug abuse and mental illness, and create new sections of KRS Chapter 222, relating to alcohol and other drug abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment, to provide a procedure for involuntary treatment of persons suffering from alcohol and other drug abuse modeled, in part, after the procedure for the involuntary hospitalization of mentally ill persons under KRS Chapter 202A, except to provide that the petitioner for court-ordered treatment for alcohol and other drug abuse shall guarantee payment for such treatment; name Sections 1 to 8 of the Act the "Matthew Casey Wethington Act for Substance Abuse Intervention"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 210, relating to state and regional mental health programs, to provide that regional community mental health-mental retardation boards shall provide lists of hospitals and treatment programs to circuit clerks in their region; amend KRS 222.475, relating to annual reports on treatment centers from the cabinet to the Governor, to include delivery to the General Assembly; make technical amendments to KRS 222.005, 222.231, 222.311, 222.421, 222.460, 600.020, 610.127, and 620.023; repeal KRS 222.021, relating to the Substance Abuse, Pregnancy, and Women of Childbearing Age Work Group, whose sunset date was July 15, 2002.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 26-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 11, 2004
     Mar 17-3rd reading, passed 90-1
     Mar 18-received in Senate
     Mar 22-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 23-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 24-Reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2004
     Mar 26-3rd reading, passed 33-0 with floor amendment (1)
     Mar 29-received in House; to Rules (H); placed in the Orders of the Day; House concurred in Senate floor amendment (1) ; passed 94-1; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 9-became law without Governor's signature (Acts ch. 116)

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