SB 104 (BR 1334) - D. Harper Angel, J. Denton, P. Clark
AN ACT relating to the protection of adults.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to define the terms "adult" and "adult institutional and long-term care service provider"; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to implement a registry of each individual against whom an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult has been substantiated; require that the registry be available to the public, but permit the CHFS to charge a fee to access the registry if there are insufficient funds to maintain it; require the cabinet to promulgate regulations; require adult institutional and community-based long-term care service providers to not employ an individual whose name appears on the registry; clarify that all administrative hearings shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 13B; clarify that an individual's name shall not be placed on the registry until all administrative appeals and judicial proceedings have been completed; amend KRS 205.5606 to require that each person who provides services under that section shall not employ an individual whose name appears on the registry; amend KRS 210.795 to state that an individual whose name appears on the registry is ineligible to be a provider under that statute; prohibit providers from employing individuals whose name appear on the registry; amend KRS 209.140 to state that the names of persons against whom an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation has been substantiated shall be available to potential employers and the public.
Jan 18-introduced in Senate
Jan 19-to Judiciary (S)