SB 240 (BR 2202) - J. Denton, E. Scorsone
AN ACT relating to personal services and making an appropriation therefor.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216 to provide for the certification of personal service agencies; define the terms "agency," "cabinet," "client," "department," "designated representative," "family," "personal services," "personal services agency"; and, "parent personal services agency"; require a personal services agency to be certified; require the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations; require personal services agencies to have written policies and procedures maintained by the agency and disclosed to the client, written personal service agreements, and written personal services plans; qualify that only personal services agencies meeting standards for certification will be granted a certificate; require each application for certification to be made to the department, accompanied by a fee, and to expire one year from the date of its receipt; require renewals to be accompanied by an additional fee; require the personal services agency to maintain records; provide for appeal of an adverse determination; require all fees to be paid to the State Treasury and used for funding the Department for Aging and Independent Living; impose a fine of $500 per day for a personal services agency that provides services without proper certification; impose a fine of $500 per day on a business that markets its services as a personal services agency without proper certification; require existing personal services agencies to file an application for certification by December 31, 2008, and other agencies to obtain certification prior to providing personal services; create a new section of KRS Chapter 45 to create the Kentucky personal services agency fund and establish the parameters of the fund; require moneys in the fund to be used by the Department for Aging and Independent Living for administrative purposes; provide that moneys remaining in the fund at the end of the fiscal year will carry forward into the succeeding fiscal year; provide that interest earned on moneys in the fund will accrue to the account; provide that moneys are appropriated for purposes set forth in the Act.
Mar 5-introduced in Senate
Mar 7-to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 17-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Mar 18-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)