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SB 163 (BR 153) - J. Denton

     AN ACT relating to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
     Amend KRS 194A.005 to add definitions for the Kentucky Health and Family Services Board and Health and Family Services Nominating Committee and redefine secretary as chief executive officer; create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to establish the nominating committee, membership, nomination process, and eligibility standards for membership; specify recommendations to the nominating committee to be made by the Governor; specify process for selecting members and length of term for membership; require nominating committee to submit 3 nominations to the Governor and specify procedure for submitting nominations; require the Governor's office to provide support services to the nominating committee; create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to establish the Kentucky Board of Health and Family Services to provide oversight and accountability for the duties of the cabinet and to employ the cabinet secretary; specify board membership, selection process, and rules of procedure; require the board to set qualifications for secretary position, conduct a search, recommend 3 individuals to the Governor for appointment, and submit 3 additional names if the Governor rejects submitted names; specify that the secretary serves at the pleasure of the board; require the secretary to submit a budget request to the board for approval before submittal pursuant to KRS Chapter 48; specify other duties of the board to include review of cabinet programs, development of federal strategies, and submission of report to the Governor and the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare.

     Feb 13-introduced in Senate; to Health & Welfare (S)


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