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SB 126 (BR 1475) - G. Neal, D. Harper Angel, W. Blevins Jr., D. Boswell, P. Clark, J. Rhoads, E. Scorsone

     AN ACT relating to the Kentucky Children's Health Insurance Program.
     Amend KRS 205.6485 to define the terms "presumptive eligibility period" and "qualified entity"; provide a presumptive eligibility period for children applying for KCHIP; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate regulations to establish standards and procedures for designation as a qualified entity to grant presumptive eligibility; require qualified entities to ensure submission of a completed application to the cabinet for full eligibility determination simultaneous with a determination of presumptive eligibility; provide continuous enrollment in KCHIP for twelve months post enrollment and each renewal of eligibility; provide for the electronic submission of KCHIP applications and renewals; and prohibit the cabinet from requiring a face-to-face interview for KCHIP applications or renewals.

     Jan 30-introduced in Senate
     Feb 1-to Health & Welfare (S)

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