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SB192 (BR1696) - P. Hornback, C. McDaniel, M. McGarvey, W. Schroder, W. Westerfield

     AN ACT relating to contracts for health care services for inmates.
     Amend KRS 443.053 to provide that so long as there is no material change to an existing contract, an entity, corporation, and organization currently contracted with a unit of local government, combination of units of local government, or regional authority to provide health care services may seek to or be awarded a contract with the Department of Corrections to provide healthcare services governed under this section.


SB192 - AMENDMENTS

     HCS1/CI/LM - Replace original provisions with new sections that amend KRS 72.026 to increase the scope of mandatory coroner and medical examiner examinations and reporting in deaths involving a Schedule I controlled substance; amend KRS 100.982 to mirror federal law in regard to addicted persons and residential care facilities; amend KRS 196.288 to direct that a portion of recaptured savings from criminal justice reforms be directed to substance abuse treatment, prevention, and court related activities; amend KRS 205.560 to amend the protocols for Medicaid provider credentialing relative to substance abuse treatment; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require Medicaid to offer a broad array of substance abuse treatment resources; amend KRS 216B.020 to amend the certificate of need process relative to substance abuse treatment facilities; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to authorize substance abuse treatment outreach in overdose situations brought to a hospital ER; amend KRS 217.186 to allow the opiate overdose rescue medication naloxone to be prescribed to persons, agencies, or school employees capable of administering the medication in emergency situations; allow first responders to access and utilize the medication; allow pharmacists certified to do so to prescribe and dispense the medication; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to authorize a pilot project relating to data analysis of substance abuse trends; amend KRS 218A.050 to include acetylfentanyl in the list of schedule I controlled substances; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to create a criminal charge protections for use in emergency drug overdose situations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to require state-funded substance abuse programs from discriminating against pregnant women; amend KRS 218A.1214 to require a 50 percent service requirement for second time heroin offenders; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to create the offense of aggravated heroin trafficking; amend KRS 218A.1414 to increase the penalties for high volume violators of that section; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to facilitate faith based substance abuse treatment; amend KRS 218A.500 to exempt from the drug paraphernalia statute needles exchanged at a local health department operating a treatment outreach program with local approval and needles and sharps declared to a peace officer prior to a search of the defendant's person; amend KRS 625.050 to provide a safe harbor protection for a pregnant addict who complies with prenatal care and substance abuse treatment instructions; include noncodified language encouraging the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to study certain opioid treatment initiatives, establish an evidence-based treatment task force relating to the disease of addiction, develop county and regional wraparound teams for opioid addiction, collaborate with medical schools and post-graduate training programs to include ten hours of coursework on addiction for all medical professionals, increase continuing education units for medical and health professionals relating to the disease of addiction, and make legislative recommendations to the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare; direct the Department of Criminal Justice Training to conduct regionalized heroin-specific in-service training for law enforcement officers by December 31, 2016; declare an EMERGENCY.
     HCA1( J. Tilley ) - Title amendment.
     HFA1( S. Overly ) - Insert language appropriating General Fund moneys in fiscal year 2015-2016 to various substance abuse treatment programs and the Prosecutors Advisory Council.
     CCR1 - Replace original provisions with new sections that amend KRS 72.026 to increase the scope of mandatory coroner and medical examiner examinations and reporting in deaths involving a Schedule I controlled substance; amend KRS 100.982 to mirror federal law in regard to addicted persons and residential care facilities; amend KRS 196.288 to direct that a portion of recaptured savings from criminal justice reforms be directed to substance abuse treatment, prevention, and court-related activities; amend KRS 205.560 to amend the protocols for Medicaid provider credentialing relative to substance abuse treatment; create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require Medicaid to offer a broad array of substance abuse treatment resources; amend KRS 216B.020 to amend the certificate of need process relative to substance abuse treatment facilities; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to authorize substance abuse treatment outreach in overdose situations brought to a hospital ER; amend KRS 217.186 to allow the opiate overdose rescue medication naloxone to be prescribed to persons, agencies, or school employees capable of administering the medication in emergency situations; allow first responders to access and utilize the medication; allow pharmacists certified to do so to prescribe and dispense the medication; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to authorize a pilot project relating to data analysis of substance abuse trends; amend KRS 218A.050 to include acetylfentanyl in the list of schedule I controlled substances; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to create a criminal charge protections for use in emergency drug overdose situations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to require state-funded substance abuse programs from discriminating against pregnant women; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to create an offense for importing heroin into the Commonwealth; amend KRS 218A.1214 to adjust probation and parole eligibility for various heroin offenders; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to create the offense of aggravated heroin trafficking; amend KRS 218A.1414 to increase the penalties for high volume violators of that section; create a new section of KRS Chapter 218A to facilitate faith-based substance abuse treatment; amend KRS 218A.500 to exempt from the drug paraphernalia statute needles exchanged at a local health department operating a treatment outreach program with local approval and needles and sharps declared to a peace officer prior to a search of the defendant's person; amend KRS 625.050 to provide a safe harbor protection for a pregnant addict who complies with prenatal care and substance abuse treatment instructions; include noncodified language encouraging the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to study certain opioid treatment initiatives, establish an evidence-based treatment task force relating to the disease of addiction, develop county and regional wraparound teams for opioid addiction, collaborate with medical schools and post-graduate training programs to include 10 hours of coursework on addiction for all medical professionals, increase continuing education units for medical and health professionals relating to the disease of addiction, and make legislative recommendations to the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare; direct the Department of Criminal Justice Training to conduct regionalized heroin-specific in-service training for law enforcement officers by December 31, 2016; declare an EMERGENCY; make title amendment.

     Feb 13, 2015 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 19, 2015 - to State & Local Government (S)
     Feb 25, 2015 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 26, 2015 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 02, 2015 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2015
     Mar 03, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House
     Mar 04, 2015 - to Judiciary (H); taken from Judiciary (H); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (H); posting waived
     Mar 09, 2015 - taken from Judiciary (H); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 10, 2015 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1) ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute ; taken from Rules; placed in the Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 11, 2015
     Mar 11, 2015 - 3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); Senate refused to concur in House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); Conference Committee tentatively appointed in House and Senate
     Mar 24, 2015 - received in House; posted for passage for receding from House Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); House refused to recede from Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1); Free Conference Committee tentatively appointed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report filed in House and Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in House; Bill passed 100-0; received in Senate; Conference Committee report adopted in Senate; Bill passed 34-4; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 25, 2015 - delivered to Governor; signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 66)