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HB 291/FN (BR 1051) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to health-facility-acquired infections.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216B to define terms; require each health care facility to implement an infection prevention program for high risk areas and, throughout the facility, by July 1, 2012; require implementation of best practices that include the development of an infection prevention and control policy and public postings of policies and worker and staff education programs; require health facilities to report data on health-facility-acquired infections; require the use of an approved method of data collection and reporting; require the secretary to implement a method for patients to report by July 1, 2012; require the secretary to serve as the chief administrative officer for data collection; exempt cabinet employees from liability; require a report to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission by January 30 of each year; require the secretary to promulgate administrative regulations and set a time schedule for reporting; establish penalties for violations; state legislative findings in noncodified section.

     Feb 2-introduced in House
     Feb 3-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 7-posted in committee

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