HB 479 (BR 1251) - B. Yonts
AN ACT relating to reporting by health care facilities.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216 to require hospitals and other health care facilities that offer emergency services to report gunshot wounds, powder burns, and bullet wounds, and to report stab wounds if not inflicted by the victim; provide for immunity from liability for reporting if reasonable cause exists; provide that failure to report is a violation.
HB 479 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill except to change "shall" to "may" and replace conditions for reporting with "the treatment of a person suffering from a gunshot wound or life-threatening injury indicating an act of criminal violence."
Feb 23-introduced in House
Feb 24-to Health & Welfare (H)
Mar 3-posted in committee
Mar 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 6-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 12-recommitted to Health & Welfare (H)