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SB 183 (BR 844) - V. McGaha

     AN ACT relating to health facility-acquired infections.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216B to define terms; state legislative findings about acquired infections and increasing prevalence in health care settings, the costs to treat patients with acquired infections, and that infections are preventable; require health care facilities to implement infection prevention programs in high risk areas and throughout the facility by January 1, 2009; require implementation of best practices that include identification of infected patients, contact precautions, cultures upon discharge or transfer, hand washing, written infection prevention and control policy, public posting of policies, and worker and staff education programs; require health facilities to report data on health-facility acquired infection rates and multi-drug resistant infections; require cabinet to include data on acquired infections in its dissemination of information under KRS 216.2921; permit the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations; require report to Governor and Legislative Research Commission; establish penalties for violations.

     Feb 25-introduced in Senate
     Feb 27-to Health & Welfare (S)

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