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SB 20 (BR 212) - R. Alvarado, S. Meredith

     AN ACT relating to health care providers.
     Amend KRS 216C.010 to define "affidavit of merit"; create new section of Chapter 216C to require filing of medical malpractice action with an affidavit of merit; amend KRS 422.317 to regulate fees charged by a hospital or health care provider to provide a copy of medical records; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216C to limit a claimant's attorney fees in a malpractice claim against a health care provider; amend KRS 216C.030 and 311.377 to conform; create a new section of the Kentucky Rules of Evidence to prohibit the introduction of expressions of sympathy, compassion, commiseration, or a general sense of benevolence in medical malpractice actions.


     SFA1( R. Alvarado ) - Remove section relating to confidentiality of peer review panels.
     SFA2( R. Alvarado ) - Include exemptions from medical record copying fees for pro bono and social security disability cases.
     SFA3( W. Westerfield ) - Change limit on attorneys' fees to 33%.

     Jan 03, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 04, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 07, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 08, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 12, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 15, 2018 - floor amendment (2) filed
     Feb 23, 2018 - floor amendment (3) filed
     Feb 28, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 1, 2018
     Mar 01, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 20-16 with floor amendments (1) (2) and (3)
     Mar 02, 2018 - received in House
     Mar 06, 2018 - to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 09, 2018 - posted in committee