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HB 436/FN (BR 1669) - T. Burch, L. Belcher, D. Owens, T. Riner

     AN ACT relating to the School Nurse Pilot Program and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 156 to establish the School Nurse Pilot Program to employ licensed nurses in public elementary schools; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to administer the pilot program; establish the purpose of the pilot program; provide that pilot program funds may be allocated to schools; establish the requirements for allocation of pilot program funds to schools and the purposes for which the funds may be used by schools and that the funding will not reduce the amount schools receive for family resource and youth centers; establish that the pilot program is a three year program and require that a school appropriated funds under the pilot program for the first year is to be granted continuation funding in each year of the 2012-2014 budget biennium; establish the eligibility requirements that schools must meet to receive a grant from the pilot program; require the cabinet to issue a request for proposals by October 1, 2010, to school districts and set forth the criteria and application process for a pilot program grant; require a proposal to be submitted by a school district or group of schools; require the cabinet to establish a due date for proposals and to announce grant awards by March 1, 2011; establish the requirements for the request for proposals; require the cabinet to consult with the Department of Education and the Office of Education Accountability to develop and implement a program evaluation structure for the pilot program and establish the requirements for the evaluation to include the collection of baseline data, a progress report, and annual reports; require the cabinet to submit progress reports and annual reports to the Governor, the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare, and the Board of Education; require the cabinet to work with school districts, Medicaid managed care providers, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to identify and to overcome barriers for school districts to receive Medicaid reimbursement for school-based health services; permit the cabinet to expend funds to administer and evaluate the pilot program; appropriate $3,000,000 to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services in fiscal year 2011-2012 the supplemental grant program under KRS 156.4977 to support the pilot program.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions of the bill except to delete appropriation language and language related to time frames.

     HCA (1/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 16-introduced in House
     Feb 17-to Education (H)
     Mar 5-reassigned to Health & Welfare (H); posted in committee
     Mar 11-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 12-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2010
     Mar 15-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
     Mar 18-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) ; received in Senate
     Mar 22-to Education (S)

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