02RS HB91


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HB 91 (BR 288) - J. Jenkins, P. Clark

     AN ACT relating to health care.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 216B to define "acuity-based staffing plan", "division", "hospital", and "long-term care facility"; require hospitals and long-term care facilities to provide acuity-based staffing plans to the division; require specific ratios for certain units; require monthly statistical reports; prohibit incentives for denial of care; provide protection from adverse employment actions; create Hospital and Long-term Care Patient Care Council; amend KRS 216B.990 to provide penalties for violations and deny Medicaid reimbursement to hospitals and long-term care facilities violating requirement for acuity-based staffing plan.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 8-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Mar 26-posted in committee

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