HB 69/FN (BR 174) - T. Burch, T. Riner
AN ACT relating to immunizations.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 209 to require long-term care facilities to provide or arrange for immunizations against pneumococcal disease and influenza for residents and employees; provide for exemptions; require the Department for Public Health to provide educational literature regarding the efficacy and risks of these immunizations; and require the commissioner of the Department for Public Health to report outbreaks of pneumococcal disease and influenza virus in long-term care facilities and to report the number of related hospitalizations.
HB 69 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/FN - Retain original provisions, but clarify that definition of "long-term care facility" has the same meaning as in KRS 216.510, with the exception of family care homes and personal care homes for the purposes of this Act; provide that the Department for Public Health shall negotiate prices for the vaccines with the manufacturers, and that long-term care facilities shall be entitled to purchase the vaccines at the negotiated price.
SFA (1, T. Buford) - Amend KRS 6.948 on mandated health benefits to provide that any bill or amendment that contains a mandated health benefit shall be accompanied by a financial impact statement before final consideration by the standing committee to which the measure is referred and, in the case of a floor amendment, before consideration of the amendment by the body in which the amendment is filed; require the Department of Insurance to prepare the financial impact statement; require the sponsor to request the department to prepare the statement; provide that if the request is submitted before the measure is filed, the department shall keep the measure confidential and the financial impact statement shall be confidential until released by the sponsor; permit the majority of members present at any standing committee, acting through the chair, to request the department to prepare a financial impact statement; require the financial impact statement to determine the extent to which the mandated health benefit will increase or decrease administrative expenses of insurers, will increase or decrease premiums, and will impact the total cost of health care in Kentucky; require the financial impact statement to be completed no later than thirty (30) days after request; require the statement to be in writing and signed by the commissioner or the commissioner's designee.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s))
Jan 8-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 14-posted in committee
Jan 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 25-2nd reading, to Rules
Jan 28-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 29, 2002
Jan 31-3rd reading, passed 92-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate
Feb 5-to Health and Welfare (S)
Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 28-recommitted to Health and Welfare (S)
Mar 11-taken from committee; returned to Rules
Mar 18-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 21, 2002
Mar 21-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 22-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 25-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 26-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day; floor amendment (1) filed
Mar 27-3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn ; passed 36-0
Mar 28-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 2-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 151)