SB 193 (BR 289) - J. Westwood, P. Clark
AN ACT relating to children in out-of-home care.
Amend KRS 194A.146 to establish that the co-chairs of the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare and one private child-placing provider shall serve on the Statewide Strategic Planning Committee for Children in Placement; to establish that the plan developed by the committee shall be completed and submitted by July 1, 2013; to require that an evaluation study shall be conducted by the committee; establish the secretary as the appointing authority; amend KRS 199.641 to establish that the payments made by the Department for Community Based Services to nonprofit child-caring facilities shall be adjusted based on the consumer price index; amend KRS 199.800 to establish a definition for "assessment," "gatekeeper," "level of care," "utilization review"; amend the definition of "type of placement" to include consideration of the child's circumstances, assessment, and assigned level of care, and establish language referring to "regions" instead of "districts"; amend KRS 199.801 to establish that an assessment shall be done and submitted to the gatekeeper regarding a child to be placed in custody and establish responsibilities of a social worker of the child; establish language for assessments regarding the child's circumstances, assessment, and assigned level of care, and establish language referring to "regions" instead of "districts"; amend KRS 200.600 to establish that the secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services shall file a report to the Legislative Research Commission regarding family preservation services; require a report by January 1, 2013.
Mar 1-introduced in Senate
Mar 5-to Health & Welfare (S)