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HB 371/FN (BR 991) - B. DeWeese, M. Marzian, E. Ballard, S. Brinkman, M. Cherry, L. Clark, L. Combs, T. Couch, T. Edmonds, K. Hall, R. Henderson, J. Hoover, T. McKee, S. Overly, R. Palumbo, C. Siler, A. Smith, T. Thompson, D. Watkins, R. Webb, S. Westrom, A. Wuchner, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to trauma care and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to state legislative findings that trauma care is a severe health problem and cause of death and disability, trauma care is limited in parts of the state, and an efficient and coordinated statewide trauma system is necessary; define "trauma," "trauma center," and "trauma center verification"; establish a statewide trauma care program in the Department of Public Health and specify goals and duties; require an advisory committee and specify membership; require the department to develop and implement a statewide trauma care system that includes prevention, continuing education for care providers, statewide guidelines and protocols, voluntary hospital verification as a trauma center, local and regional triage and transport protocols, and quality assurance and peer review; require the department to coordinate all activities related to trauma care and to receive assistance from other state agencies and boards; specify that data obtained by the registry be confidential and not subject to discovery or introduction in civil action; permit the department to promulgate administrative regulations; establish the Kentucky trauma care system fund consisting of appropriations, grants, or contributions made available; specify uses of the fund; .create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to prioritize the use of any additional Medicaid moneys for supplemental payments toward reimbursement for full allowable costs for services provided to Medicaid patients by verified trauma providers.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions except specify that positions of state trauma care director and state trauma registrar, and costs associated with meetings shall be funded by the state trauma care fund if available; specify trauma director and the advisory committee shall develop the trauma system; specify the Department for Public Health or the trauma director and advisory committee shall coordinate activities; and require the statewide trauma director to report on status of the statewide system.

     HFA (1/FN, B. DeWeese) - Retain original provisions and specify funding for the trauma care director and registrar positions from federal funds; specify the department or the trauma care director shall coordinate with the advisory committee.

     Jan 24-introduced in House
     Jan 25-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Jan 30-posted in committee
     Feb 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 26, 2008; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 6-received in Senate
     Mar 10-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 26-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 26, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Mar 27-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Apr 1-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Apr 9-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 25)

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