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SB 98/FN (BR 186) - S. Gregory, W. Blevins Jr., P. Clark, J. Denton, D. Harper Angel, C. McDaniel, M. McGarvey, R. Thomas

     AN ACT relating to adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 209 to require entities that provide personal care services to vulnerable adults to query the Cabinet for Health and Family Services as to whether a prospective employee, contractor, or volunteer has been the subject of a validated substantiated finding of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation; allow queries for current employees, contractors, and volunteers; allow an individual to query the cabinet to determine whether a validated substantiated finding of adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation has been entered against him or her; make false queries a criminal violation; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to implement the query process in a secure manner.


     SCS - Modify the bill to allow administrative appeals to be made in the county where the alleged wrongdoing occurred; specify the type of answer the Cabinet may give in response to a query; establish a liability hold harmless period for provisional employment where a response to a query is not timely returned by the Cabinet.
     SFA (1, R. Jones II) - Amend to set the hold harmless period where queries are not timely returned by the Cabinet at 72 hours.
     SFA (2, R. Jones II) - Amend to delete provision making an unauthorized query of the registry a violation.
     HCS - Make technical corrections.

     Jan 24-introduced in Senate
     Jan 28-to Judiciary (S)
     Feb 6-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute ; floor amendments (1) and (2) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 7-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 19-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 20, 2014
     Feb 20-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
     Feb 21-received in House
     Feb 24-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Mar 19-posted in committee; posting waived
     Mar 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 21-2nd reading, to Rules; taken from Rules; placed in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 25, 2014
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; to Rules (S)
     Mar 31-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute for Monday, March 31, 2014; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; passed 36-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 10-signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 110)

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