HB 67/FN/LM (BR 236) - M. Henley, K. Hall, F. Nesler
AN ACT relating to health facility-acquired infections.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216B to define terms; require health care facilities to implement infection prevention program in high risk areas and throughout the facility by January 1, 2010; 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 and public posting of policies, worker and staff education program; require health facility to report data on health-facility acquired infection rates and multi-drug resistant infections; permit the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations; require report to Governor and Legislative Research Commission; establish penalties for violations.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 6-introduced in House
Jan 7-to Health & Welfare (H)