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HB 201/CI (BR 79) - L. Belcher, J. Greer

     AN ACT relating to the care of individuals with mental retardation or other developmental disorders.
     Amend KRS 202B.070 to require the admitting physician and facility administrator to ensure that direct care staff are informed of the need for supervision for a resident of an ICF/MR; specify that an individual with direct care responsibility who fails to supervise a resident according to the resident's care plan shall be subject to dismissal, civil liability, or criminal action.


     HCS/CI - Retain original provisions except delete requirement regarding the admitting physician and specify that the requirement for informing about the resident's care needs is to the person responsible for the implementation of the individual care plan; specify the facility administrator's responsibility after admittance; specify that an individual with direct care responsibility intentionally or repeatedly fails to supervise as specified in the care plan and that creates a risk of imminent harm or death, the individual may be subject to civil and criminal liability.

     SCS (1) - Insert provision to name the bill "Deron's Law."

     SCS (2) - Amend to provide that the employee is subject to dismissal for intentional conduct.

     SFA (1, R. Jones II) - Amend to modify the standard of care applicable to the employee of the facility.

     Jan 8-introduced in House
     Jan 10-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Jan 14-posted in committee
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 20, 2008
     Feb 27-3rd reading, passed 92-2 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 28-received in Senate
     Mar 3-to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 24-taken from committee Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 25-taken from committee Judiciary (S); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Apr 1-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 1, 2008; 3rd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Apr 2-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute (2)
     Apr 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, April 14
     Apr 15-Committee Substitute (1) withdrawn; floor amendment (1) ruled out of order ; passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute (2) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute (2) ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute (2) ; passed 97-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Apr 16-delivered to Governor
     Apr 24-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 145)

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