2018 REGULAR SESSION

HEALTH CARE

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH FEBRUARY 16, 2018 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 5/FN

M. Wise

Carve out for pharmacy benefits in the Medicaid program

Feb 16, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

SB 7

J. Adams

Establish the Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Council

Jan 18, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)

SB 20

R. Alvarado

Medical malpractice reforms related to requiring an affadavit of merit and to prohibit the introduction of expressions of sympathy into evidence

Feb 15, 2018 - floor amendment (2) filed

SB 23

J. Carroll

Permit a physician to recommend the use of cannabidiol or cannabidiol products

Jan 03, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 29/LM

S. Meredith

Imposes a healthcare reimbursement assessment on cigarettes and other tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and distributes those to smoke free localities

Jan 03, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB 49

R. Alvarado

Relating to privilege and confidentiality for peer review activities in health care.

Jan 04, 2018 - to Judiciary (S)

SB 52/FN

R. Alvarado

Creates a physician voluntary preceptor income tax credit.

Jan 04, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SB 53

S. Meredith

Limits MCOs to 2 and requires higher reimbursement rates for rural providers

Jan 04, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 79/HM

R. Alvarado

Relates to surprise billing and requires insurers to pay billed charges and prohibits balanced billing

Jan 16, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 80/CI/LM

D. Seum

Omnibus regulation of cannabis.

Jan 26, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

SB 89

P. Hornback

Prescriptive authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

Jan 18, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 94

W. Westerfield

Permit an employer of a practitioner, pharmacist, or other person authorized to prescribe, administer, or dispense controlled substances to request data from KASPER

Jan 22, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 95/FN/HM

A. Kerr

Mandated health coverage for medically necessary fertility preservation services for certain cancer patients

Jan 22, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 96

A. Kerr

CHFS housekeeping bill

Feb 09, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)

SB 108

A. Kerr

Update the definition of health care coverage as it relates to child support enforcement procedures to comply with changes in federal law

Jan 25, 2018 - to Judiciary (S)

SB 112/HM

R. Alvarado

Omnibus changes to telehealth regulation, including mandated coverage and reimbursements

Feb 15, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute

SB 118

S. West

Regulation of medical cannabis.

Feb 02, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

SB 121

R. Girdler

Require workers comp fee schedule reimbursement for PIP claims

Feb 13, 2018 - floor amendment (2) filed

SB 123

R. Stivers II

Limit nursing facility beds approved by the state health plan.

Feb 15, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules

SB 132

J. Adams

Reorganization of KY Access and KY Health Benefit Exchange

Feb 15, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

SB 134

T. Buford

Relating to permits for certified professional midwives.

Feb 14, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 141

R. Alvarado

Amends several statutes related to medical review panels, including timelines and processes

Feb 13, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 143/HM

R. Alvarado

Omnibus changes to insurer prior authorization procedures

Feb 14, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 149

J. Adams

Establish the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council within CHFS

Feb 15, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 153

R. Alvarado

Enter KY into the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact.

Feb 16, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 154

R. Alvarado

Right to Shop health care transparency.

Feb 16, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 163

R. Alvarado

Medicaid shall directly administer all early periodic screening, diagnostic, and treatment benefits for all Medicaid members

Feb 16, 2018 - introduced in Senate

SENATE RESOLUTIONS

SR 95

J. Adams

Recognize the chiropractic profession as the first line of treatment in an effort to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth in a manner that deters the use of opioids.

Feb 02, 2018 - adopted by voice vote

SCR 106

D. Parrett

Urge Congress and the President of the United States to enact a long-term reauthorization of the Children’s Health Insurance Program.

Jan 22, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

SCR 171

M. Wise

Establish the Childhood Cancer Caucus within the Kentucky General Assembly.

Feb 15, 2018 - adopted by voice vote; received in House

SCR 176

R. Alvarado

Urge the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services, Department for Medicaid Services to continue to improve the provision of colorectal cancer screening services to Kentucky Medicaid recipients, which should include achieving an 80 percent colorectal cancer screening rate for certain Kentucky Medicaid recipients and holding Medicaid managed-care organizations accountable for achieving this goal; urge the DMS to ensure that all colorectal cancer screening services criteria for Medicaid managed care plans align, at a minimum, with the United States Preventative Services Task Force guidelines for reducing mortality from colorectal cancer.

Feb 13, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

HOUSE BILLS

HB 4

A. Wuchner

Provides for the privileging of peer review activities in health care.

Feb 15, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

HB 12

S. Riley

Omnibus changes to telehealth regulation, including reimbursement mandates

Feb 06, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 69

K. Fleming

Amends credentialing and medical necessity determinations by managed care networks

Feb 16, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules

HB 85

S. Wells

Would eliminate certificate of need for health care licensure

Jan 04, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 124

A. Wuchner

Requires enhanced evidence based standards and criteria for substance use disorder treatment and recovery services

Feb 01, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

HB 135/HM

J. Greer

Regulation of air ambulance benefits under health insurance policies

Jan 08, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 165/FN

R. Nelson

Establish the Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Council

Jan 11, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 166/LM

J. Sims Jr

Regulation of medical cannabis

Feb 08, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 176

R. Rothenburger

Require ambulance providers to post fee schedules and provide them to beneficiaries

Feb 01, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

HB 190/FN

D. Hale

Clarifies county duties in funding district health departments.

Feb 06, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

HB 191

J. Gooch Jr.

Make changes to various eye care statutes, including changes to online assessments for contacts or glasses

Feb 15, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

HB 199/FN

K. Moser

Establish an income tax credit for physicians who serve as voluntary preceptors

Jan 18, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 213

D. Bentley

Allow KASPER data-sharing agreements

Jan 31, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

HB 214

K. Upchurch

Make every June 30th Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Day

Feb 16, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

HB 218/HM

B. Rowland

Expand health insurance coverage for autism benefits.

Feb 16, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 225/CI/LM

J. Donohue

Prohibit the advertising of opiate and opioid drugs

Jan 24, 2018 - to Judiciary (H)

HB 228

D. Elliott

Permit physician assistants to prescribe controlled substances

Jan 24, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 231

J. Fischer

Require pharmacies to collect data on persons picking up controlled substance prescriptions and report to CHFS

Jan 30, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 246

D. Bentley

Establish a pilot program to create a community pharmacy care delivery model for medication-assisted therapy for treatment of substance abuse.

Feb 16, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 249

C. Harris

Mandated health insurance coverage for hormonal contraceptives.

Jan 29, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 258

J. Wayne

Restricts access to conversion therapy including payment

Jan 29, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB 279

R. Rothenburger

Omnibus changes to emergency medical services regulation

Feb 16, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 84-0

HB 289

R. Webber

Relating to disproportionate share hospital payments

Feb 16, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules

HB 337/CI/LM

J. Kay

Impose a tax of one dollar per dose on opioids distributed

Feb 12, 2018 - to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 364

A. Wuchner

Establish that all pregnant women be tested for hepatitis C

Feb 16, 2018 - posted in committee

HOUSE RESOLUTIONS

HR 91

A. Wuchner

Recognize the chiropractic profession as a line of treatment in an effort to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth in a manner that deters the use of opioids.

Jan 30, 2018 - posted in committee

HR 101

M. Cantrell

Encourage the United States Congress to pass legislation that permits the United States Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to negotiate with pharmaceutical companies for fair and reasonable prices on prescription drugs

Jan 25, 2018 - to Elections, Const. Amendments & Intergovernmental Affairs (H)

HR 153

A. Wuchner

Adjourn the House of Representatives in honor and celebration of the conservative treatment efforts of Kentucky chiropractors and their importance to the health care delivery system in the Commonwealth.

Feb 16, 2018 - adopted by voice vote

HCR 165

W. Stone

Establish the Childhood Cancer Caucus within the Kentucky General Assembly.

Feb 16, 2018 - to State Government (H)