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HB 328 (BR 1130) - T. Burch, J. Jenkins, R. Crimm, D. Keene, D. Watkins, B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to social service workers and making an appropriation therefor.
     Amend KRS 194A.564 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to report on and update progress of November 15, 2007, study recommendations by November 15, 2010; require the commissioner of the Department for Community Based Services to consult with personnel providing public assistance services; amend KRS 199.461 to amend the definition of "active case," and add definitions of "caseload," "child with special therapeutic needs," "and managerial and "supervisory staff"; reduce the maximum caseload from 25 to 18 active cases; set the maximum caseload for a child with special therapeutic needs to 8 active cases; require the department to examine manager and supervisor to social worker ratios; amend KRS 205.010 to add the definition of "case weight"; create new a section of KRS Chapter 205 to require a maximum case weight for a family support worker of 750 cases; create a new section of KRS Chapter 6 to establish a Social Service Worker Oversight and Advisory Committee; amend KRS 194A.560 to conform; set membership of the committee; state intention for the use of appropriated funds; appropriate to the Department for Community Base Services in fiscal year 2010-2011 General Fund moneys of $3 million to fill front line staff positions and $1 million for safety provisions.

HB 328 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Amend original provisions of the bill to delete the requirement for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to report on and update progress of November 15, 2007 study recommendations by November 15, 2010; add that consultation is required with supervisory and nonsupervisory personnel and required to include the need for communication and information technology; amend the definition of "active case" and "social service worker" and delete definitions of "caseload", "child with special therapeutic needs", and "managerial and "supervisory staff"; delete reduction of maximum caseload from 25 to 18 active cases and maximum caseload for a child with special therapeutic needs; change definitions of "case weight" and "family support worker"; add requirement for an annual report on social service caseloads and family support worker case weights; set maximum case weight for a family support worker to 850 instead of 750; delete section of KRS Chapter 6 to establishing a Social Service Worker Oversight and Advisory Committee; change appropriation of funds to $1.5 million in 2010-2011 and $1.5 million in 2011-2012 to fill front line staff positions and $500,000 in 2010-2011 and $500,000 in 2011-2012 for safety provisions.

     HFA (1/P, T. Moore) - Attach provisions of HB 373.

     HFA (2/Title, T. Moore) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (3/P, T. Moore) - Attach provisions of HB 373.

     Jan 27-introduced in House
     Jan 28-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 16-posted in committee
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 9-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)


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