HB 5/FN (BR 451) - T. Burch
AN ACT relating to childhood hearing loss.
Amend KRS 211.645 to define "permanent childhood hearing loss" and "infant at high risk for late onset, progressive hearing loss, or both"; amend KRS 211.647 to require the Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs to establish standards for infant audiological assessment and diagnostic centers based on national standards; require the commission to maintain a list of approved centers; require approved centers to agree to provide data to the commission; amend KRS 216.2970 to include approved audiological assessment and diagnostic centers on the list of those receiving an auditory screening report indicating a finding of potential hearing loss; amend KRS 213.046 to include approved audiological assessment and diagnostic centers as a source of an auditory screening for births occurring outside an institution.
HB 5 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Retain original provisions of bill; require centers to make necessary referrals; require approved audiology centers to report referrals to the First Steps program to the commission; add any factors identified as a cause of late onset or progressive hearing loss to the definition of "infant at risk"; make technical corrections.
HFA (1, T. Burch) - Amend KRS 216.2970 to add health care providers to the list of recipients of auditory screening reports.
Jan 6-introduced in House
Jan 8-to Health & Welfare (H)
Feb 3-posted in committee
Feb 5-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 9-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Feb 10-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Feb 12-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Feb 13-received in Senate
Feb 23-to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 9-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 10-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)
Mar 13-taken from committee; laid on clerk's desk; taken from clerk's desk; to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 13, 2009; taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 26-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Health & Welfare (S); reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 26, 2009; 3rd reading, passed 36-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Mar 27-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 102)