05RS SB185

SB185

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SB 185 (BR 1445) - R. Jones II

     AN ACT relating to hospital-acquired infections.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to define "Ambulatory surgical center," "Cabinet", "Hospital," and "Hospital-acquired infection"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to require the cabinet to collect data on hospital-acquired infection rates and require a quarterly report from each hospital and ambulatory surgical center on their infection rates; establish an advisory committee to assist the cabinet in evaluating reported data; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to require the cabinet to annually report to the Legislative Research Commission a summary of the data received from the hospitals' and ambulatory surgical centers' quarterly reports; create a new chapter of KRS Chapter 216 to create a penalty of termination of licensure, or other sanctions determined by the cabinet and a civil penalty of $1000 per day per violation for hospitals or ambulatory surgical centers that misleads or withholds information; and create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to make the cabinet responsible for enforcing compliance.

     Feb 10-introduced in Senate
     Feb 15-to Health and Welfare (S); taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; 1st reading; returned to Health and Welfare (S)


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