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HB454

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HB 454/FN (BR 1651) - S. Westrom, T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 194A to require employees of and volunteers for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services who have direct face-to-face contact with children, parents, or guardians to have basic and in-service training relating to their duties.

HB 454 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/FN - Retain existing provisions except specify training requirements within 6 months of initial employment for employees of the Department for Community Based Services in social work positions; require annual in-service training on professional standards and ethics; delete provision relating to dismissal of employee and permit disciplinary action; require department to submit a report on the number of employees trained each August 1.

     HFA (1, R. Weston) - Replace existing text with similar language except specify training to be completed through the Protection and Permanency Academy; remove all requirements specifying the number of hours of training for each topic; delete requirement for training on executive branch ethics; delete provision that permits disciplinary action if required training is not completed.

     SCS - Delete original provisions; attach the provisions of SB 29/HCS, except require the board to grant licensure under the grandfathering provisions to any pedorthist or experience-based practitioner when the specified requirements are met, rather than leaving the board discretion about grandfathering in those circumstances; remove board power to investigate applicant work history before granting licensure to a pedorthist or to an experience-based practitioner under the grandfathering provisions; establish an independent peer review process for experience-based grandfathering applicants; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations to establish the peer review process; mandate that each peer review panel consist of five practitioners licensed by the board, including one pedorthist; disqualify current board members from serving on a peer review panel; choose members of the peer review panel at random, drawing from the pool of licensees who have agreed to potentially serve on a peer review panel; require an affirmative vote of at least three of the panel members to approve an experience-based license application; forbid applicants already grandfathered through certification from seeking grandfathering through the peer review process; specify that the Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Henry Brown Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics Act."
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     SCA (1/Title, G. Tapp) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (1/Title, D. Roeding) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (2, G. Tapp) - Retain original provisions, except add that the sections comprising the new KRS Chapter 319B, relating to the licensure of the practice of prosthetics, orthotics, and pedorthics, shall be known and may be cited as the "Henry Brown Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics Act."

     SFA (3, D. Roeding) - Retain original provisions; attach the provisions of SB 29/HCS, except require the board to grant licensure under the grandfathering provisions to any pedorthist or experience-based practitioner when the specified requirements are met, rather than leaving the board discretion about grandfathering in those circumstances; remove board power to investigate applicant work history before granting licensure to a pedorthist or to an experience-based practitioner under the grandfathering provisions; establish an independent peer review process for experience-based grandfathering applicants; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations to establish the peer review process; mandate that each peer review panel consist of five practitioners licensed by the board, including one pedorthist; disqualify current board members from serving on a peer review panel; choose members of the peer review panel at random, drawing from the pool of licensees who have agreed to potentially serve on a peer review panel; require an affirmative vote of at least three of the panel members to approve an experience-based license application; forbid applicants already grandfathered through certification from seeking grandfathering through the peer review process.

     Feb 4-introduced in House
     Feb 6-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 26-posted in committee
     Feb 28-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 29-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 7, 2008; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Mar 12-received in Senate
     Mar 14-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules
     Apr 14-floor amendments (1-title) (2) and (3) filed
     Apr 15-recommitted to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S); reported favorably, to Rules with committee amendment (1-title) ; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 15, 2008; 3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H)

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