02RS HC26


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HCR 26 (BR 1255) - J. Coleman

     Direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a 24-member task force to complete a study to identify the barriers to quality end-of-life care, identify strategies to improve access to quality end-of-life care, identify ways to strengthen accountability to determine whether quality care is being delivered, and identify payment methods for delivering a seamless system of care; and require a final report submission by September 1, 2003.


     HCS - Retain original provisions, except increase groups from which the task force membership shall be chosen to include the Kentucky Association of Homes and Services for the Aging, and a representative of the Department for Community Based Services of the Cabinet for Families and Children.

     HFA (1, T. Burch) - Retain original provisions; require one of the House members appointed to the end-of-life task force to be the House co-chair of the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare.

     SCS - Delete provisions relating to the establishment of a task force; direct the Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare to establish a subcommittee to study the barriers to quality end-of-life care and pain management; provide for LRC approval of the subcommittee membership; and designate certain governmental agencies and interested parties to be invited to provide input into the study.

     SCA (1/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 8-introduced in House
     Jan 9-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 16-posted in committee
     Jan 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 28, 2002
     Jan 28-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Jan 29-3rd reading, adopted 82-12 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate
     Feb 1-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 27-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 28-2nd reading, to Rules

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