05RS HB152

HB152

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HB 152 (BR 22) - S. Riggs

     AN ACT relating to reporting by health care facilities.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to require hospitals, emergency care centers, and other health care facilities that offer emergency services to report to local law enforcement a bullet wound, gunshot wound, powder burn, or other injury arising from the discharge of a firearm, and a laceration or puncture wound if the medical history or examination reveals the injury occurred as a result of an act of someone other than the person being treated; provide for immunity from civil or criminal liability for good faith reporting.

HB 152 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Clarify that any person acting upon reasonable cause in the making of a report is immune from civil or criminal liability.

     HFA (1, S. Riggs) - Require reporting to law enforcement of stab wounds rather than puncture wounds; extend immunity from liability for a facility as well as a person that makes a report of a gunshot, laceration, or stab wound.

     HFA (2, J. Carr) - Retain original provisions; add provisions requiring facility to report abortions to law enforcement agency; require law enforcement agency to report abortions to Registrar of Vital Statistics; require Registrar of Vital Statistics to maintain records in required manner as public records.

     HFA (3, J. Carr) - Retain original provisions; add provisions requiring facility to report abortions to law enforcement agency; require law enforcement agency to report abortions to Registrar of Vital Statistics; require Registrar of Vital Statistics to maintain records in required manner as public records.

     HFA (4, S. Lee) - Amend to require reporting of incidents where the skull of an unborn child is pierced and the brain is suctioned therefrom and to require reporting of any saline solution burn to the entire body of an unborn child.

     HFA (5, S. Lee) - Amend to require reporting of incidents where the skull of an unborn child is pierced and the brain is suctioned therefrom and to require reporting of any saline solution burn to the entire body of an unborn child.

     HFA (6, M. Marzian) - Retain original provisions and add requirements for reporting of treatment, services, or prescriptions relating to an erectile dysfunction disorder.

     HFA (7, M. Marzian) - Retain original provisions and add requirements for reporting of treatment, services, or prescriptions relating to an erectile dysfunction disorder.

     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Amend KRS 205.560 to require Medicaid to use forms and guidelines established by the commissioner of insurance to assess the credentials of health care providers applying for participation in Medicaid; amend KRS 216B.155 to require health care facilities to use the application form and guidelines established by the commissioner of insurance to assess the credentials of persons applying for privileges; and amend KRS 314.17A-545 to require the commissioner of insurance to establish a uniform application form and guidelines for the evaluation and reevaluation of health care providers, including psychologists, who will be on a health benefit plan's list of participating providers.

     SFA (2/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (3, J. Denton) - Attach provisions of SB 189/GA, SB 23/HCS(2), and SB 25/HCS(1); clarify that a school district and its employees have immunity from any injury sustained by a student from any reaction to any hypoglycemic or seizure medications or its administration, and that a parent shall hold harmless the school and its employees against any claims made for any reaction to any medications or the administration thereof to treat a hypoglycemic episode or seizure; add that Glucagon may be administered at school for hypoglycemia or other conditions noted in the health care practitioner's written statement.

     Jan 7-introduced in House
     Feb 1-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 4-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 15, 2005
     Feb 16-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 18-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3) filed
     Feb 22-floor amendment (4) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (5) filed
     Feb 23-floor amendment (6) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (7) filed; floor amendments (2) and (3) withdrawn
     Feb 24-floor amendments (4) and (5) withdrawn; 3rd reading, passed 85-2 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 25-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 2-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 3-reported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 4-floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed


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