2017 REGULAR SESSION

HEALTH CARE

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH MARCH 29, 2017 ACTIONS 

(You can access a summary & text of the bill by clicking on the Bill Number)

 

Bill Number

Bill Sponsor

Summary

Last Action

SENATE BILLS

SB 4/LM

R. Alvarado

Allows for medical review panels in malpractice lawsuits.

Mar 16, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 22)

SB 14/CI/LM

J. Schickel

Heroin trafficking penalties

Mar 29, 2017 - floor amendment (1) filed and floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute

SB 18

R. Alvarado

Expands health care privilege to peer reviews

Mar 03, 2017 - floor amendment (3) filed

SB 21

C. Embry Jr.

Allow for the use of experimental treatments for terminal illnesses.

Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 65)

SB 32

D. Carroll

Relating to the tracking of drug convictions.

Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 120)

SB 55

T. Buford

Expand prescribing authority of physician assistants.

Jan 07, 2017 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 57/CI/LM

P. Clark

Establishes a comprehensive regulatory system for medical cannabis

Jan 07, 2017 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 59/LM

W. Westerfield

Expands personal information that has to be protected in public and private security breaches

Jan 07, 2017 - to Judiciary (S)

SB 78

R. Alvarado

Prohibits tobacco use on school property.

Feb 21, 2017 - to Education (H)

SB 79

R. Alvarado

Establish conditions for services under a direct primary care membership agreement

Mar 17, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 25)

SB 84

R. Thomas

Create the position of school health coordinator in Kentucky schools

Jan 07, 2017 - to Education (S)

SB 85

R. Alvarado

Prohibit the introduction of expressions of sympathy in medical malpractice actions

Jan 07, 2017 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 89

J. Adams

Relating to health benefit coverage for tobacco cessation treatment.

Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 49)

SB 91/FN

J. Adams

Relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment including coverage by Medicaid

Mar 15, 2017 - received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor

SB 93/FN

R. Alvarado

Establish the physician preceptor tax incentive program.

Jan 07, 2017 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB 94

R. Alvarado

Repeal of laetrile in health care situations

Mar 07, 2017 - taken from Health and Family Services (H); 1st reading; returned to Health and Family Services (H)

SB 95

R. Alvarado

Omnibus changes to statutorily mandated boards, councils, and reports within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services.

Mar 07, 2017 - taken from Health and Family Services (H); 1st reading; returned to Health and Family Services (H)

SB 98

T. Buford

Reorganize and reattach the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services to PPC

Jan 07, 2017 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

SB 101

J. Adams

Permit a pharmacist to administer any immunization to children ages 9 to 17 years

Mar 20, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 44)

SB 105

T. Buford

Establish licensing and regulation of midwifery

Feb 21, 2017 - floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed

SB 108

J. Adams

Establish the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and education programs within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Mar 07, 2017 - taken from Health and Family Services (H); 1st reading; returned to Health and Family Services (H)

SB 111

R. Alvarado

Board of Pharmacy.housekeeping bill

Mar 08, 2017 - taken from Health and Family Services (H); 2nd reading; returned to Health and Family Services (H)

SB 116

S. Meredith

Licensure of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapists

Mar 10, 2017 - signed by Governor

SB 123

J. Schickel

Requires reporting of opioid overdoses to motor vehicle records and restrict drivers licenses of persons that had opioid overdosed

Feb 27, 2017 - taken from Transportation (S); 1st reading; returned to Transportation (S)

SB 132

J. Higdon

Reorganization of the medical imaging and radiation therapy board

Feb 08, 2017 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 135

T. Buford

Relating to nonprofit health service corporations.

Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 127)

SB 146

J. Adams

Licensure of genetic counselors.

Mar 24, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 107)

SB 147

M. Wilson

Relating to advanced practice doctoral programs at comprehensive universities.

Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 51)

SB 150

D. Carroll

Relating to advertising for long-term care facilities.

Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 108)

SB 158

P. Hornback

Remove limitations on the prescriptive authority of advanced practice registered nurses

Feb 13, 2017 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 174

T. Buford

Relating to health care cost transparency, require provider reporting and insurer transparency mechanism

Feb 14, 2017 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 179/HM

T. Buford

Mandated health insurance coverage for fertility preservation services.

Feb 15, 2017 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 191

J. Adams

Require pharmacies to report to the CHFS and KASPER when prescriptions for opioid antagonists are filled

Feb 15, 2017 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 192

J. Adams

Requires additional monitoring and report by hospitals related to controlled substances.

Feb 15, 2017 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 193

D. Carroll

Limit opioid prescriptions by allied health providers to 7 days

Feb 15, 2017 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 194

D. Givens

Shell bill for health and welfare.

Feb 16, 2017 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 205

S. Meredith

Pharmacist discretion in dispensing of prescription drugs.

Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 113)

SB 219

T. Buford

Licensure of recreational therapists

Mar 29, 2017 - floor amendments (1) and (2-title) withdrawn; 3rd reading, passed 92-0 with Committee Substitute; received in Senate; to Rules (S)

SB 243

M. McGarvey

Allow medical marijuana for palliative or end of life care.

Feb 21, 2017 - to State & Local Government (S)

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SR 49

R. Alvarado

Urge the Uniited States congress to to amend Section 1833(a)(1)(Y) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(a)(1)(Y)) to include coverage for a colorectal cancer screening test, regardless of the code that is billed, for the establishment of a diagnosis as a result of the test or for the removal of tissue or other procedure that is furnished in connection with, as a result of, and in the same clinical encounter as the screening test.

Feb 17, 2017 - adopted by voice vote

HOUSE BILLS

HB 19

D. Elliott

Permit physician assistants to prescribe and dispense controlled substances

Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB 46/CI/LM

J. Fischer

Relating to controlled substances.

Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)

HB 52

R. Meyer

Relating to controlled substances.

Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)

HB 78

J. DuPlessis

Require the provider of mammography services to provide information to a patient on breast density when appropriate

Mar 29, 2017 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 29, 2017; 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) withdrawn; passed 37-1 with Committee Substitute, floor amendments (2) and committee amendment (1-title)

HB 79

T. Burch

Omnibus changes to court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment including requiring coverage by Medicaid

Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Judiciary (H)

HB 84

R. Meeks

Establish the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Interdisciplinary Advisory Council and education program within the CHFS

Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House; to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 98

T. Burch

Mandated benefit for genetic counseling and genetic testing for colorectal cancer

Jan 03, 2017 - introduced in House

HB 148

R. Webber

Establish licensing and scope of practice for midwifery

Feb 15, 2017 - posted in committee

HB 158

K. Moser

Add any drug or material on federal controlled substances act to Kentucky list

Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 61)

HB 172

J. Greer

Licensure of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Feb 23, 2017 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

HB 193

C. Harris

Prohibit a practitioner from issuing a prescription for a narcotic drug for more than seven days

Feb 09, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 213

S. Santoro

Expands assaults that occur at hospitals

Feb 09, 2017 - to Judiciary (H)

HB 226

A. Wuchner

CHFS reorganization.

Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 092)

HB 227

M. Prunty

Establish a multistate physical therapy licensure compact

Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 093)

HB 239

W. Thomas

Require the Kentucky Board of Optometric Examiners to establish an annual license renewal fee

Mar 16, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 20)

HB 248/FN

K. Moser

Establish an individual income tax credit for physicians who act as voluntary physician preceptors

Feb 09, 2017 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 250/FN

K. Flood

Amends the 2016-2018 executive branch biennial budget related to early childhood education and colon cancer screening

Feb 09, 2017 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 290

D. Hale

Include AAAHC as a recognized accreditation organizations

Feb 14, 2017 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 297

J. Blanton

Require all health facilities to follow CHFS pressure sore treatment protocols

Feb 14, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 301

D. Bentley

Relating to pharmacy technicians background checks

Mar 08, 2017 - taken from Health & Welfare (S); 2nd reading; returned to Health & Welfare (S)

HB 304

A. Wuchner

Nurse licensure compact.

Mar 21, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 084)

HB 305/FN

K. Moser

Relating to treatment for alcohol and drug abuse, including requiring coverage by insurers

Mar 15, 2017 - reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute

HB 308

A. Wuchner

Relating to abuse-deterrent opioids

Mar 29, 2017 - 2nd reading, to Rules

HB 314

D. Bentley

Makes changes to KASPER reporting system

Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 138)

HB 336

B. Rowland

Prohibit copayments for pharmacy benefits greater than payment sources

Feb 15, 2017 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 364

D. Bentley

Extend pharma outsourcing manufacturer to out of state facilities

Mar 27, 2017 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 136)

HB 365/HM

J. Greer

Prohibits insurers from requiring use of mail order pharmacies

Feb 15, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 371/HM

J. Jenkins

Mandated health insurance coverage for certain abortion-related medical expenses mandated by law.

Feb 15, 2017 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 381

J. Kay

Limit allied health providers to writing opioid prescriptions to 3 day supply

Feb 16, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 389

M. Prunty

Specialized training for first responders.

Feb 16, 2017 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection (H)

HB 391

R. Palumbo

Require replacement of child and booster seats involved in traffic collisions

Feb 16, 2017 - to Transportation (H)

HB 409

C. McCoy

AN ACT relating to serious physical injury.

Mar 08, 2017 - floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed

HB 411

J. Sims Jr

Allow physicians to recommend use of cannabis

Feb 21, 2017 - to Judiciary (H)

HB 450/HM

S. Riley

Health plan coverage of telehealth.

Feb 21, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 467/CI/FN/LM

J. Kay

Impose taxation on prescription opioids and appropriate funds

Feb 21, 2017 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 471/FN

S. Rudy

Amends the 2016-2018 executive branch budget to include charter school funding, SEEK and KTRS provisions, UK med school lease

Mar 29, 2017 - Line item vetoed Bill received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for consideration of Governor`s veto; veto overriden; Bill passed 89-0; received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for consideration of Governor`s veto for Wednesday, March 29, 2017; line item veto overriden; Bill passed 37-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate

HB 483/HM

M. Cantrell

Omnibus health insurance reform including prohibitions on pre-ex and various mandated benefits

Feb 21, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 497

R. Adkins

Omnibus licensure and regulation for opioid treatment programs

Feb 21, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HCR 6

K. Bratcher

Direct the Legislative Research Commission to establish a task force to develop a strategy and funding mechanism to provide care for medically fragile adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities and report findings for referral to the appropriate committees.

Mar 15, 2017 - recommitted to Health & Welfare (S)

HR 52

M. Prunty

Urge the Uniited States congress to to amend Section 1833(a)(1)(Y) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395l(a)(1)(Y)) to include coverage for a colorectal cancer screening test, regardless of the code that is billed, for the establishment of a diagnosis as a result of the test or for the removal of tissue or other procedure that is furnished in connection with, as a result of, and in the same clinical encounter as the screening test.

Mar 02, 2017 - adopted by voice vote

HCR 111

J. Hoover

Direct the establishment of the LRC Hepatitis C Task Force.

Feb 21, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HJR 115

A. Wuchner

Establish the "Citizen and Taxpayer Stewardship Act of 2017"; recommend that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services utilize enhanced eligibility verification and periodic continuing monitoring of enrollees and applicants` finances and wealth; establish a process when discrepancies between reported finances and actual finances are discovered; recommend use of photographic ID within benefits programs such as food stamps or TANF; recommend information sharing practices to better determine eligibility and establish a monitoring infrastructure; recommend how to refer cases of fraud and identity fraud; recommend a resource limit for the food stamps program; recommend utilization of the work requirements established for able-bodied Medicaid recipients in the KY HEALTH 1115 Waiver within the food stamps and TANF programs and any other benefits reform; recommend utilization of the 1996 work requirements as a resource and policy goal as benefits reform continues; direct that progress reports and final presentations about the updates and direction of the benefits programs be given to the IJC on Health and Welfare and the Medicaid Oversight and Advisory Committee; request that all updates be completed, legislation recommended, and any necessary waivers requested by December 31, 2019.

Feb 21, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)