HB 259/FN/LM (BR 1008) - R. Palumbo, L. Belcher, J. Jenkins, M. Marzian, D. Owens, R. Smart, J. Wayne, S. Westrom
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.
HB 259 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN/LM - Retain original provisions except revoke permission for the cabinet to charge a fee to access the registry; make a technical correction.
HFA (1, B. Yonts) - Retain original provisions, except define "substantiated" in KRS Chapter 209 and create a new section of KRS Chapter 605 to require that names placed on a child abuse registry shall be afforded all administrative and judicial appeals and that an allegation be upheld.
HFA (2/Title, B. Yonts) - Make title amendment.
HFA (3, B. Yonts) - Retain original provisions, except define the term "substantiated," and clarify that proceedings must be related to the appeal of a substantiated finding; create a new section of KRS Chapter 605 to state that a name may not be placed on a child abuse registry unless all administrative appeals or judicial proceedings related to the administrative appeal have been completed and an allegation has been upheld.
Jan 17-introduced in House
Jan 18-to Health & Welfare (H)
Jan 20-posted in committee
Jan 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Jan 27-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 1-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)
Feb 24-posted in committee
Mar 6-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute
Mar 7-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 8, 2012
Mar 8-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 12-floor amendment (2-title) filed
Mar 13-floor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 97-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2-title) and (3)
Mar 15-received in Senate
Mar 19-to Judiciary (S)