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SB 18 (BR 39) - R. Alvarado

     AN ACT relating to medical review organizations.
     Amend KRS 311.377 to add medical malpractice actions, actions arising out of review of credentials or retrospective review and evaluation, and actions by an applicant for or grantee of staff privileges to materials that are confidential and privileged and not subject to discovery, subpoena, or introduction into evidence, in any civil action in any court.


     HFA1( C. McCoy ) - Allow discovery and disclosure of statements of fact.
     HFA2( C. McCoy ) - Make title amendment.
     HFA3( C. McCoy ) - Amend KRS 311.377 to provide that a statement of fact made by any person involved in the review process is not confidential and privileged; clarify that statements of fact, statements of opinions, and recommendations made by peer reviewers, who were not otherwise a witness to the event or a health care provider involved in the patient's care, are privileged.

     Dec 07, 2016 - Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
     Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in Senate; taken from Committee on Committees (S); 1st reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Jan 04, 2017 - taken from Committee on Committees (S); 2nd reading; returned to Committee on Committees (S)
     Jan 07, 2017 - to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 08, 2017 - reported favorably, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 9, 2017
     Feb 09, 2017 - 3rd reading, passed 22-12
     Feb 10, 2017 - received in House
     Feb 14, 2017 - to Judiciary (H)
     Feb 27, 2017 - posted in committee
     Mar 01, 2017 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar; floor amendment (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 02, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 3, 2017
     Mar 03, 2017 - floor amendment (3) filed