HB 213 (BR 56) - D. Owens, T. Burch, J. Crenshaw, D. Graham, J. Jenkins, R. Meeks, T. Riner, A. Simpson, J. Wayne
AN ACT relating to health care disparities.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 194A to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assess the healthcare disparities among racial and ethnic groups in Kentucky and design a multilevel strategy with specific interventions for eliminating these disparities and improving the quality of life for these groups, including but not limited to African Americans and Hispanics; require the assessment to be submitted to the Governor, Legislative Research Commission, and Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare no later than December, 2006; require the cabinet to submit the strategy design to the Governor, Legislative Research Commission, and Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare no later than September, 2007; require a progress report every two years thereafter.
HB 213 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions, except define "health"; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assess health disparities and design strategies to reduce these in addition to the assessment and strategies to reduce health care disparities; require the assessment of disparities to include low birth weight, suicide, accidents, immunizations, and asthma; require the assessment and strategies to reduce disparities to include Latinos rather than Hispanics.
Jan 4-introduced in House
Jan 5-to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 10-posted in committee
Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Feb 22-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 23-received in Senate
Feb 27-to Health and Welfare (S)