04RS SB16


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SB 16 (BR 413) - J. Denton

     AN ACT relating to the report on dispensing prescription medications.
     Amend KRS 205.561 to repeal the Medicaid prescription drug dispensing fee study; amend KRS 205.6316 to conform.


     HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Retain original provisions and create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to specify legislative intent to remove barriers to employment for persons with disabilities; require Cabinet for Health Services to convene a policy group to develop a Medicaid Buy-In program for persons with disabilities; specify membership; permit policy group to establish ad hoc groups and require policy group to conduct its first meeting by August 15, 2004, to have access to data, to identify financing and address availability of funding, to assess cost-effectiveness and economic benefits, and to make recommendations on eligibility, personal care assistance services, coordination with other programs, and policy considerations; require cabinet to apply for federal grants to support program development; require all state agencies to assist upon request; present program to Governor and LRC, by November 1, 2004.

     HFA (2/Title, S. Nunn) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (3, D. Pasley) - Retain original provisions, add a new section of KRS 205.510 to 205.645 to provide Medicaid recipients with access to drugs prescribed for the treatment of severe mental illness without prior authorization or other restriction.

     HFA (4/Title, D. Pasley) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in Senate
     Jan 9-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Jan 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 28-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 29, 2004
     Jan 29-3rd reading, passed 33-0; received in House
     Feb 2-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Mar 8-posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 18, 2004
     Mar 18-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 23-floor amendments (3) and (4-title) filed
     Mar 29-3rd reading, passed 93-0; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 9-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 108)

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