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HB200

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HB 200/FN (BR 893) - S. Westrom, A. Webb-Edgington, K. Bratcher, R. Adkins, L. Belcher, T. Burch, L. Clark, R. Damron, K. Flood, J. Glenn, J. Jenkins, M. King, M. Marzian, R. Meeks, C. Miller, S. Overly, D. Owens, R. Palumbo, J. Richards, S. Riggs, T. Riner, C. Rollins II, R. Smart, J. Stacy, F. Steele, T. Thompson, B. Waide, D. Watkins, J. Wayne, A. Wuchner, J. York

     AN ACT relating to the external statewide child fatality and near fatality review panel.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to establish a statewide child fatality and near fatality external review panel and set out its membership and duties; amend KRS 620.020 to define "fatality," "near fatality," and "preventable fatality or near fatality"; amend KRS 620.050 to require data or information concerning reports and investigations concerning a child fatality or near fatality be made available to the public; establish parameters for the release of information; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to carry out the provisions related to the release of public information.

HB 200 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS/FN - Delete original provisions; amend KRS 211.684 to require the department for public health to establish a state child fatality review team and define its membership; amend KRS 211.686 to require that a child fatality response team be established, require certain members, require identification of child fatalities that may have been the result of abuse or neglect, require the coroner to report all deaths, state certain policies and require response by closest child fatality response team; create a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to require the DCBS to install a designated referral system to route reports from health care providers and other professionals concerning suspected child abuse or neglect; amend KRS 600.020 to clarify and expand the definition of "abused or neglected child"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 620 to establish a statewide child fatality and near fatality external review panel and set out its membership and duties; amend KRS 620.020 to define "fatality" and "near fatality"; amend KRS 620.030 to require CHFS to immediately notify the Commonwealth's attorney and the local law enforcement agency if a cabinet receives a report of abuse or neglect; amend KRS 620.040 to require that the actions of abusing or neglecting individuals be reported immediately to the cabinet, Commonwealth or county attorney, and law enforcement; amend KRS 620.050 to permit that records related to child abuse or neglect be provided to the external statewide child fatality and near fatality review panel; establish parameters for the release of information; amend KRS 620.990 to establish additional penalties for violations of KRS Chapter 620.
     HFA (1, S. Westrom) - Retain original provisions of the bill except to amend KRS 12.023 to add the Independent Office of Investigation for Child Protective Services to the Office of the Governor; create a new section of KRS Chapter 12 to establish the office; provide for the appointment of an executive director; name the executive director as chair of the external statewide child fatality and near fatality review panel instead of the Attorney General; establish duties of the office; require the office to file an annual report and list the requirements of the report; make conforming amendments and a technical correction.
     HFA (2, S. Westrom) - Retain original provisions of the bill except to amend KRS 12.023 to add the Independent Office for Oversight of Child Protective Services to the Office of the Governor; create a new section of KRS Chapter 12 to establish the office; provide for the appointment of an executive director; name the executive director as chair of the external statewide child fatality and near fatality review panel instead of the Attorney General; establish duties of the office; require the office to file an annual report and list the requirements of the report; make conforming amendments and a technical correction.
     HFA (3/Title, S. Westrom) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 4-introduced in House
     Jan 5-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 6-posted in committee
     Mar 1-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 2-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 5-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 6, 2012
     Mar 6-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 12-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (3-title) filed
     Mar 13-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2) and (3-title)
     Mar 14-received in Senate
     Mar 19-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 26-taken from Health & Welfare (S); 1st reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 28-taken from Health & Welfare (S); 2nd reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)

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