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SB 100/LM/CI (BR 1481) - J. Higdon, R. Jones II, W. Blevins Jr., D. Harper Angel, R. Palmer II, J. Pendleton

     AN ACT relating to medical services.
     Amend KRS 216B.015 to establish a definition of "pain management facility"; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to establish requirements for owners, operators, and investors of pain management facilities and establish payment-for-services requirements; amend KRS 216B.990 to establish a Class D felony for any person who conspires to intentionally or knowingly operate a pain management facility in violation of the new section; amend KRS 218A.202 to establish that the KASPER system shall apply to for all prescribers and dispensers of controlled substances; establish that any prescriptions issued must be reported into KASPER within 24 hours; establish that an employee of a practitioner or a pharmacist may request information from the KASPER system; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to establish that prior to prescribing or dispensing a controlled substance every practitioner and dispenser shall query the KASPER system and shall retain the reference or transaction number of the query for their records; amend KRS 218A.245 to establish an option allowing the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the KASPER system to enter into reciprocal agreements with other states or an organization administering the exchange of interstate prescription data; amend KRS 311.591 to establish a specific time frame for the Board of Medical Licensure to handle grievances; amend KRS 311.594 to conform; and create new sections of KRS Chapter 218A to enact the Prescription Monitoring Program compact as developed by the Council of State Governments, including provisions relating to the compact's purpose, authorized uses and restrictions on prescription data, the establishment of technology and security standards, funding, the creation and operation of an interstate commission and its powers, duties, organization, administration, and rulemaking, the establishment of oversight, enforcement, and dispute resolution mechanisms, and delineating the conditions for compact formation, membership, and dissolution; allow the Governor, subject to Senate confirmation, to make Kentucky's appointments under the Prescription Monitoring Program compact.

     Feb 13-introduced in Senate
     Feb 14-to Judiciary (S); taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 15-taken from Judiciary (S); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)

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