02RS HB351


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HB 351/FN (BR 1626) - T. Riner

     AN ACT relating to breast-feeding.
     Create new section of KRS Chapter 211 to permit mothers to breast-feed in public or private locations; permit businesses or agencies to use the designation "mother-friendly" for having a policy supporting breast-feeding; require state agencies administering maternal or child health services to provide breast-feeding information to participants; require the Department for Public Health to provide information and assistance on receiving a "baby-friendly" designation; permit the Department for Public Health to include a program of lactation support services as part of the Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program; require the Department of Public Health to coordinate the operation of the Women, Infants, and Children program with the Department for Medicaid Services in order to exchange information.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions; permit schools to establish a location within the building where a mother may breast-feed her baby; extend reporting period to 2003-2004.

     SFA (1, T. Buford) - Make findings and declarations relative to midwifery; require the Cabinet for Health Services to issue a permit to practice lay midwifery to a lay midwife who applies for a permit and furnishes proof of completion of the educational and credentialing standards of the North American Registry of Midwives and who has received the certified professional midwife credential issued by the North American Registry of Midwives.

     SFA (2/Title, T. Buford) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 15-introduced in House
     Jan 16-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 25-posted in committee
     Feb 7-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 8-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 12-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 13, 2002
     Feb 13-3rd reading, passed 96-1with Committee Substitute
     Feb 14-received in Senate
     Feb 19-to State and Local Government (S)
     Feb 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Feb 27-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 6-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (S)
     Mar 7-floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed

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