02RS HB744


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HB 744 (BR 2203) - T. Burch

     AN ACT relating to children's psychiatric residential treatment facilities.
     Amend KRS 216B.450 to permit children's psychiatric residential treatment facilities to have nine beds rather than eight; amend KRS 216B.455 to permit multiple freestanding facilities on the same grounds and set a maximum number of beds statewide at 324 to be distributed among four regions of the state, and require Cabinet for Health Services and Cabinet for Family and Children to investigate and report on psychiatric residential treatment services for specialized populations; amend KRS 216B.459 to conform.


     HCS - Retain original provisions except specify that more than one psychiatric residential treatment facility may be on the same grounds that are not located in or on the grounds of a psychiatric hospital, and specify that beds shall be distributed among four established mental hospital districts.

     Feb 25-introduced in House
     Feb 26-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Mar 11-posting waived
     Mar 12-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 13-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 14-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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