SB 199 (BR 2309) - R. Jones II
AN ACT relating to the American Medical Association "Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment."
Amend sections of KRS Chapter 342 to adopt the fifth edition, rather than the most recent edition, of the AMA Guides to the Evaluation of Permanent Impairment.
SB 199 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Replace provisions of the bill with provisions delaying the adoption of the latest edition of the AMA guidelines until the summer of 2009, to require the commissioner of the Department of Labor to study the advisability of adopting the new guidelines and make a report to the LRC by January of 2009, and to allow an earlier adoption by executive order of the commissioner if the commissioner finds that an earlier adoption would best serve the welfare of Kentucky's workers, EMERGENCY.
SCA (1/Title, R. Stivers II) - Make title amendment.
SFA (1, J. Rhoads) - Amend to make the executive director of the Office of Workers' Claims, rather than the commissioner of the Department of Labor, responsible for studying feasibility of adopting the AMA Guides.
HFA (1, B. Farmer) - Amend to require that recommendations relating to adoption of the 6th edition, or retaining the 5th edition, of the AMA Guides be presented to LRC by August 1, 2008, and make adoption of 6th edition effective on January 1, 2009.
Feb 27-introduced in Senate
Feb 29-to Judiciary (S)
Mar 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
Mar 7-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 11-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Mar 12-3rd reading, passed 33-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1)
Mar 13-received in House
Mar 14-to Labor & Industry (H)
Mar 17-posted in committee
Mar 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 21-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 25-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Mar 28-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated ; passed 78-18; received in Senate
Apr 1-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
Apr 2-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
Apr 10-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 55)