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SB 100 (BR 1116) - D. Harper Angel, J. Denton, P. Clark, D. Parrett, K. Stein

     AN ACT relating to the protection of adults.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to define terms; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to establish a registry of individuals who have been substantitated to have abused, neglected, or exploited adults; set search parameters for the registry; require that an individual's name not be placed on the registry unless all administrative appeals and any judicial proceedings have been completed; require an appeal process; state time limits for a name to remain on the adult abuse registry; restrict public access to list; create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to require the Commonwealth Office of Technology and the cabinet to establish a secure database to house the registry; require certain employees to apply to be listed on the registry; state cabinet's duties in running registry; state circumstances under which an individual shall be included on registry; state limit of fee to be included on list; state registries to be searched for fee; limit the entities that may access list; allow an individual to determine if his or her name is on list; require cabinet to create a Web page to allow inquiries of names on the list; require a response by the cabinet within 5 days; amend KRS 205.5606 to require that consumer-directed option providers search prospective employee's names against the list; amend KRS 210.795 to require that Hart-Supported Living Program care providers be searched against the list; amend KRS 209.140 to require the names of individuals against whom an allegation of abuse, neglect, or exploitation has been substantiated to be maintained in a confidential adult abuse registry and only permit records to be released under certain circumstances; create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to exempt the adult abuse registry from the Open Records Act; exempt all records associated with an adult abuse registry from discovery in any civil or criminal case; require that any discoverable records or records deemed subject to the Open Records Act no longer be maintained.

     Feb 5-introduced in Senate
     Feb 7-to Judiciary (S)

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