SB 164 (BR 1763) - B. Guthrie, E. Miller, C. Borders, V. Moore, R. Roeding
AN ACT relating to the use of national accreditation for hospital licensure.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to require the Office of the Inspector General to accept accreditation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare organizations or another approved accrediting organization as evidence of meeting licensing inspection requirements for hospitals; require that an inspection not be conducted if the Office of the Inspector General receives a copy of the report within 30 days or documentation of full accreditation by the hospital; prohibit the provisions of this section from preventing other investigations that the Office of the Inspector General deems necessary; require accredited hospitals to pay the required licensing fees; require new hospitals to undergo on-site inspections for licensure; require the Office of the Inspector General to make decision letters and surveys available to the public; require the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations consistent with the requirements of approved accrediting organizations when possible.
SB 164 - AMENDMENTS
SCS - Retain original provisions except delete the requirement to make decision letters and surveys available to the public and require the cabinet to consider the requirements of approved accrediting organizations to the extent possible when promulgating administrative regulations.
Feb 4-introduced in Senate
Feb 6-to Health and Welfare (S)
Feb 13-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 14-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 15-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 19, 2002
Feb 19-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 20-received in House
Feb 21-to Health and Welfare (H)
Mar 13-posted in committee
Mar 18-posting waived
Mar 21-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
Mar 22-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 25, 2002
Mar 26-3rd reading, passed 96-0
Mar 27-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 2-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 159)