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HB294

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HB 294 (BR 500) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to reorganization.
     Amend various sections of the Kentucky Revised Statutes, relating to the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to create the Office of Policy and Budget; rename the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs the Office of Communications and Administrative Review; create the Office of Administrative and Technology Services; abolish the Office of Fiscal Services and move its responsibilities to the newly created Office of Administrative and Technology Services; abolish the Office of Technology and move its responsibilities to the newly created Office of Administrative and Technology Services; create the Department for Income Support; abolish the Department for Disability Determination Services and move its responsibilities to the newly created Department for Income Support; rename the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities; rename the Department for Human Support Services the Department for Family Resource Centers and Volunteer Services; abolish the Office of Contract Oversight and move its responsibilities to the newly created Office of Policy and Budget; abolish the Governor's Office of Wellness and Physical Activity and move its responsibilities to the Department for Public Health; change the title of the Division of Child Support to the Department for Income Support; reassign certain functions of the Department for Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services to the Department for Aging and Independent Living; establish the Governor's Office of Electronic Health Information; establish the responsibilities of the Office of the Ombudsman and the Office of Electronic Health Information under the Office of the Secretary; change the title of the Division of Women's Physical and Mental Health to the Division of Women's Health; establish the responsibilities of the Office of Policy and Budget and the Department for Income Support; abolish the Division of Child Abuse and Domestic Violence Services and move its responsibilities to the Division of Protection and Permanency within the Department for Community Based Services; change the title of chief information officer within the Office of Administrative and Technology Services to executive director and change the overall function of the office; change the title of the Division of Adult and Child Health Improvement to the Division of Maternal and Child Health; change the title of the Division of Health Care Facilities and Services in the Office of the Inspector General to the Division of Health Care; change the title of the Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services to the Division of Behavioral Health; change the name of the HIV and AIDS Advisory Council to the HIV and AIDS Planning and Advisory Council; change the name of the Kentucky Council on Developmental Disabilities to the Commonwealth Council on Developmental Disabilities; establish that the cabinet may transfer or designate as surplus real property that it owns for child-care centers and senior citizens centers; add two members to the State Interagency Council for Services to Children with an Emotional Disability; establish that members of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Advisory Committee shall serve until a successor is appointed and establish that recommendations of the committee are handled by the Medicaid commissioner; abolish the Technical Advisory Committee on Drugs; establish new child support requirements; add two new members appointed by the Governor to the Statewide Trauma Care Program Advisory Committee; transfer the functions, duties, and responsibilities of the weatherization program funded by the United States Department of Energy from the Department for Community Based Services, Cabinet for Health and Family Services, to the Finance and Administration Cabinet; repeal KRS 194.210, 194A.085, and 194A.092; confirm Executive Order 2011-353 to the extent not otherwise confirmed or superseded by this Act.

HB 294 - AMENDMENTS


     SCA (1, J. Denton) - Retain original provisions of the bill except to 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; establish that the plan developed by the committee shall be completed and submitted by July 1, 2013; require that an evaluation study shall be conducted by the committee; establish the secretary as the appointing authority.
     SCA (2, J. Denton) - Retain the original provisions of the bill except to create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to define the IMPACT Plus Program; require the cabinet to provide an IMPACT Plus provider with a copy of the criteria to be used in an audit, evaluation, or review before it takes place; require the findings to be sent to the provider within 60 days.
     SCA (3, J. Denton) - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 216A.010 to add and redefine terms; amend KRS 216A.020, 216.030, and 216A.040 to change "nursing home" to "long-term care"; amend KRS 216A.050, 216A.060, 216A.070, 216A.080, 216A.090, 216A.130, 216A.150, and 216A.990 to allow the board to establish an exception to the general requirement that a long-term care facility shall operate under the supervision of a long-term care administrator; change the maximum per diem compensation to $120; delete a private admonishment as a disciplinary measure; amend KRS 216A.990 to state that a misdemeanor is punishable by a fine of not more than $100 per day; repeal KRS 216A.100 and 216A.120.
     SCA (4, J. Denton) - Retain original provisions, except to amend sections of KRS Chapter 335 to exempt from licensure employees of tax-exempt organizations; prohibit a person from engaging in the practice of clinical social work without a license; remove attaching the board to Occupations and Professions for administrative purposes; reduce from 60 to 45 days the time frame in which the board shall evaluate applications and issue licenses to qualified applicants; require the board to approve an applicant to sit for the national examination as part of the application process; expand the scope of organizations that the board shall authorize to provide continuing education.
     SCA (5/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.
     SFA (1, M. Wilson) - Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to specify how the phrase "individual, private setting" shall be interpreted in informed consent situations.
     SFA (2/Title, M. Wilson) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 20-introduced in House
     Jan 23-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Jan 27-posted in committee
     Feb 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 6-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, February 10, 2012
     Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 94-0; received in Senate
     Feb 14-to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 22-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 23-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 26-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) withdrawn
     Mar 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 27, 2012; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 28-recommitted to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 29-reported favorably, to Rules with committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) and (5-title) as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 29, 2012; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 30-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) and (5-title) ; received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) and (5-title) ; House concurred in Senate committee amendments (1) (2) (3) (4) and (5-title) ; passed 59-28-1
     Apr 12-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 23-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 158)

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