SB 72 (BR 856) - D. Harper Angel, J. Pendleton, W. Blevins Jr., V. McGaha
AN ACT relating to health-facility-acquired infections.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216B to define terms; require health care facilities to implement infection prevention program for high risk areas and, throughout the facility, by January 1, 2012; require implementation of best practices that include identification of infected 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; establish penalties for violations; state legislative findings in noncodified section.
Jan 7-introduced in Senate
Feb 1-to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)