SB 180 (BR 1491) - K. Stine, J. Denton, R. Roeding
AN ACT relating to access to primary health care for the uninsured.
Create a new section of KRS 211 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish the Kentucky Physicians Care Program if funds are available; permit the program to operate and maintain a toll-free hotline referral service, maintain records, provide client referrals, permit the program to create temporary volunteer advisory committees, apply for and accept funds, and contract with an independent third party to provide services; establish eligibility criteria; prohibit charging fees; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the provisions of this Act.
SB 180 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Retain original provisions of the bill; clarify that one criterion for eligibility is that an individual is not qualified for government medical assistance programs.
HFA (1, S. Nunn) - Retain original provisions of the bill; clarify that applicants for the program may reapply each year.
Feb 13-introduced in Senate
Feb 15-to Health and Welfare (S)
Feb 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 23-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 24-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Feb 28-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House
Mar 6-to Health and Welfare (H)
Mar 7-posted in committee
Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 16, 2006
Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with floor amendment (1)
Mar 17-received in Senate
Mar 20-posted for passage for concurrence in House floor amendment (1) for Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Mar 22-Senate concurred in House floor amendment (1) ; passed 38-0
Mar 24-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 5-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 155)