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HB 492 (BR 1707) - A. Wuchner, D. Mayfield, L. Bechler, R. Benvenuti III, K. Bratcher, R. Bunch, D. Butler, J. Carney, T. Couch, R. Crimm, J. DeCesare, B. DeWeese, M. Dossett, J. DuPlessis, D. Elliott, J. Fischer, D. Floyd, J. Gooch Jr., D. Hale, R. Heath, J. Hoover, K. Imes, T. Kerr, K. King, A. Koenig, S. Lee, B. Linder, D. Meade , M. Meredith, S. Miles, J. Miller, P. Moffett, B. Montell, T. Moore, D. Osborne, M. Rader, B. Rowland, S. Rudy, S. Santoro, J. Shell, D. St. Onge, J. Stewart III, J. Tipton, T. Turner, K. Upchurch, R. Webber, J. York

     AN ACT relating to abortion facilities.
     Amend KRS 216B.020 to remove abortion facilities from the exemptions for certificate of need; amend KRS 216B.0431 to exempt an abortion facility that has been licensed continuously for five years from certificate of need requirements if it meets licensure standards for an ambulatory surgical center by January 1, 2017; require other abortion facilities to comply with licensure and certificate of need standards required for certain ambulatory surgical centers as applicable to services rendered in an abortion facility by January 1, 2017, unless granted an extension; amend KRS 216B.0435 to require an abortion facility to have a health care practioner with admitting privileges at an acute care hospital within 50 miles of the abortion facility where it is performed by January 1, 2017, unless granted an extension; amend KRS 216B.990 to add a $1,000 per day penalty for an abortion facility that violates the admitting privileges requirement.

     Feb 24, 2016 - introduced in House
     Feb 25, 2016 - to Health & Welfare (H)