HB 240 (BR 1000) - J. Gray, T. Riner
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; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to make the cabinet responsible for enforcing compliance.
Jan 5-introduced in House
Jan 6-to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 30-posted in committee