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HB 416 (BR 1065) - M. Marzian

     AN ACT relating to health-facility-acquired infections.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216B to define terms; require health facilities to implement infection prevention program for high risk areas and, throughout the facility, by January 1, 2013; require implementation of effective infection prevention programs; require health facilities to report data on health-facility-acquired infections and MDRO; require the secretary to serve as the chief administrative officer for data collection; exempt cabinet employees from liability; 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, 2013; 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.

     Feb 16-introduced in House
     Feb 21-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 22-posted in committee

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