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HB 27 (BR 68) - L. Clark, D. Horlander

     AN ACT relating to continuity of health care.
     Amend KRS 304.17A-500 to define "acute-care hospital" for health insurance purposes; amend KRS 304.17A-527 to require that an agreement between a managed care plan and an acute-care hospital shall include provisions for a term of not less than three years, a six-month notice to the plan and the commissioner of the Department of Insurance by the acute-care hospital prior to termination or nonrenewal, procedures to ensure continuity of care for covered persons not less than 30 days prior to termination, no less than 20 days' notice prior to termination by the managed care plan to the covered person of the procedures to follow for continuity of care, including an expedited internal appeal process and an expedited external appeal if necessary, and a requirement mediation or binding arbitration between the managed care plan and the acute-care hospital for any dispute regarding a covered person's access to continuity of care in the event of termination or nonrenewal of the provider agreement; amend KRS 304.17B-001 to conform.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except delete the requirement that contracts between an acute-care hospital and a managed care plan be for a term of three years and reduce the notice requirement for termination or nonrenewal of an agreement between an acute care hospital and a managed care plan from six months to 90 days.
     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 202A to permit qualified mental health professionals to conduct an evaluation or examination using telehealth services and require that telehealth services only be provided through the use of interactive video media and forbid the provision of telehealth services through the use of audio-only telephone, facsimile machine, or electronic media.
     SFA (2/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Oct 6-To: Interim Joint Committee on Banking and Insurance
     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Banking & Insurance (H)
     Feb 3-posted in committee
     Feb 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 10-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 11, 2011
     Feb 11-3rd reading, passed 95-0 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 14-received in Senate
     Feb 16-to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 23-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 1-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) withdrawn

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