06RS HB303


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HB 303/FN (BR 1300) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to health services.
     Amend KRS 216.555 to require the cabinet to report to the LRC on the number and type of citations issued to long-term care facilities; amend KRS 216.557 to allow a facility assessed a federal civil monetary penalty to be subject to a Type A or Type B citation; increase the civil penalty for Type B citations to not less than $500 nor more than $1,000; amend KRS 216.560 to delete the application for an extension of time to be granted by the cabinet when a licensee has made arrangements to correct a Type A or Type B citation; treble Type A and Type B citations when the subject matter was caused by or relates to a failure by the facility to maintain sufficient nursing or direct care staff; require any trebled fine to be reported by the facility's administrator to the facility's governing entity; delete the Kentucky nursing incentive scholarship fund and create the Long-Term Care Facility Education and Improvement Fund for the purpose of improving the quality of care and quality of life to long-term care residents; establish parameters of the fund; require all civil penalties for which a final order of the cabinet has been issued to be immediately due and payable; amend KRS 216.565 to further define the factors the cabinet shall consider in determining the amount of the initial penalty imposed under KRS 216.537 to 216.590; amend KRS 215.567 to require hearing officers to issue findings of fact, conclusions of law, and a recommended order upon appealed decisions; prohibit the appeal of a citation or penalty from staying enforcement or correction of a citation or payment of a penalty; amend KRS 216.577 to conform; amend KRS 314.027 to create the Kentucky nursing incentive scholarship fund; delete nursing facilities and skilled and intermediate care nursing homes from funding the Kentucky nursing incentive scholarship fund; and repeal KRS 216.563.

     Jan 10-introduced in House
     Jan 11-to Health and Welfare (H)

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