HB 109 (BR 419) - S. Brinkman, C. Belcher, K. Bratcher, B. DeWeese, C. Embry Jr, C. Hoffman, S. Lee, C. Miller, B. Montell, D. Osborne, D. Owens, T. Riner, C. Rollins II, S. Rudy, B. Smith, J. Tilley, S. Westrom
AN ACT relating to autism spectrum disorders.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 205 to require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to submit an application for a Medicaid waiver to develop and implement flexible reimbursement and payment strategies for services and supports for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) within three months of the effective date of this Act; require a report on the use of the waiver if approved; create new sections of KRS Chapter 157 to require screening for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) at 18 months, 2 years, 4 years, upon school enrollment, and at the time of the sixth grade physical; require the cabinet to establish requirements for ASD screening; require schools to have a record of ASD screening; require a formal diagnosis after screening positive within 90 days; define "autism spectrum disorders"; require the Department of Education to update the statewide Manual on Autism; create new sections of KRS Chapter 194A to create the Supports for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders Program within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; require the program to serve as a central coordinating body, keep an inventory of services, establish guidelines and criteria for service providers, contract with services providers, incorporate provisions of self-determination and consumer-directed options, and promote the creation of a comprehensive resource network; require the program to develop a comprehensive training plan and contract with the Kentucky Autism Training Center to implement the plan; require the program to enter into an interagency agreement with the Kentucky Department of Education for the effective delivery of services to children with ASD; define ASD; create an advisory board to ensure citizen involvement in the program; require the cabinet to fund and staff the operation of the board; require the board to provide consultation, serve as a communication conduit, and provide input to the program.
HB 109 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill, except to add religious exemption for testing a child with ASD; amend the interagency agreement with the Department of Education to coordinate services; add one representative from the Education Cabinet to the advisory board.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 2-introduced in House
Jan 3-to Health and Welfare (H)
Feb 7-posting waived; posted in committee
Feb 15-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 16-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 22, 2007
Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 26-received in Senate
Feb 28-to Appropriations & Revenue (S)