2018 REGULAR SESSION

HEALTH CARE

TRACKING SHEET

UPDATED WITH APRIL 15, 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

Apr 13, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 157)

SB 7

J. Adams

Establish the Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Council

Apr 02, 2018 - vetoed

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

Mar 09, 2018 - posted in committee

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

Mar 27, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules

SB 96

A. Kerr

CHFS housekeeping bill

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 112)

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

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 68)

SB 112

R. Alvarado

Omnibus changes to telehealth regulation, including mandated coverage and reimbursements

Apr 14, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 65-20; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor

SB 118/LM

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

Mar 13, 2018 - posted in committee

SB 123

R. Stivers II

Limit nursing facility beds approved by the state health plan.

Apr 11, 2018 - became law without Governor`s Signature (Acts, ch. 113)

SB 132

J. Adams

Reorganization of KY Access and KY Health Benefit Exchange

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 114)

SB 134

T. Buford

Relating to permits for certified professional midwives.

Mar 27, 2018 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated; passed 29-8 with Committee Substitute (1); received in House

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

Mar 29, 2018 - taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day

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.

Mar 29, 2018 - 3rd reading, passed 25-11 with Committee Substitute & floor amendment (1); received in House

SB 163/FN

R. Alvarado

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

Feb 20, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 170

J. Higdon

Require health care providers to provide anyone tested for Lyme disease with the detailed results of the test and written information on the effectiveness of the test

Mar 06, 2018 - taken from Rules (S); recommitted to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 192

R. Alvarado

Shell bill relating to health.

Feb 23, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 193

R. Alvarado

Shell bill relating to health.

Feb 23, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 218

J. Higdon

Shell bill relating to health and welfare.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 235/HM

T. Buford

Relating to surprise billing for health insurance

Mar 05, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 236/HM

R. Girdler

Relating to surprise billing for health insurance

Mar 05, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (S)

SB 250

J. Adams

Establish that all pregnant women be tested for hepatitis C

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 125)

SB 251

J. Adams

Direct CHFS to establish a task force for Kentuckians who are medically complex and have neurological behavioral disorders

Mar 05, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 259

R. Alvarado

Allows multiple independent external review claims.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 260

R. Alvarado

Strengthens the controlled substances collaborative agreement between physicians and advanced practice registered nurses.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

SB 263

G. Neal

Require health care providers to make referrals for hepatitis C screening testing as part of an individual`s annual medical examination

Mar 05, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

SB 272

M. McGarvey

Relating to the regulation of medical marijuana.

Mar 05, 2018 - to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection (S)

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.

Mar 20, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 17)

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.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 119)

SCR 215

J. Adams

Recognize the need to lower the rate of cesarean delivery in the Commonwealth.

Feb 21, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)

HOUSE BILLS

HB 4

A. Wuchner

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

Mar 09, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 11)

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

Apr 04, 2018 - became law without Governor`s Signature (Acts, ch. 106)

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

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 61)

HB 135/HM

J. Greer

Regulation of air ambulance benefits under health insurance policies

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

HB 148

A. Wuchner

Relating to prescription medications in hospice programs.

Apr 14, 2018 - taken from Rules (H); posted for consideration of Governor's veto; veto overridden; Bill passed 82-3; received in Senate; to Rules (S); posted for passage for consideration of Governor's veto; veto overridden; Bill passed 35-0; received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Secretary of State (Acts, ch. 172)

HB 165/FN

R. Nelson

Establish the Kentucky Rare Disease Advisory Council

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

HB 166/CI/LM

J. Sims Jr

Regulation of medical cannabis

Mar 20, 2018 - discharge petition filed

HB 176

R. Rothenburger

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

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 79)

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

Mar 30, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 44)

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

Mar 28, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 30)

HB 214

K. Upchurch

Make every June 30th Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita Day

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch.100)

HB 218/HM

B. Rowland

Expand health insurance coverage for autism benefits.

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 86)

HB 225/CI/LM

J. Donohue

Prohibit the advertising of opiate and opioid drugs

Feb 20, 2018 - posted in committee

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.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 133)

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 21, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

HB 289

R. Webber

Relating to disproportionate share hospital payments

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 76)

HB 337/CI/FN/LM

J. Kay

Impose a tax of one dollar per dose on opioids distributed

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

HB 364/FN

A. Wuchner

Establish that all pregnant women be tested for hepatitis C

Feb 27, 2018 - floor amendment (1) filed

HB 395

M. Hart

Relating to health plan coverage of emergency air ambulance coverage.

Feb 22, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 398

M. Prunty

Relating to physical therapist licensure background checks

Apr 02, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 97)

HB 423

A. Wuchner

Establish the Family in Recovery Empowerment Public and Private Partnership Grant Program

Mar 12, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

HB 444

R. Benvenuti III

CHFS bill making various changes to CON and healthcare licensure

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 143)

HB 445

R. Webber

Prescriptive authority of advanced practice registered nurses.

Mar 16, 2018 - taken from Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H); 1st reading; returned to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)

HB 460

M. Meredith

Establish fifteen community mental health center regional service areas and establish that a single board or nonprofit corporation may administer

Feb 27, 2018 - to Health and Family Services (H)

HB 463

M. Meredith

Health plan and PBM reimbursement of pharmacy benefits.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 144)

HB 493

D. Elliott

Require health plan coverage for infertility treatment

Feb 28, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 497

D. Elliott

Include physician assistants in the definition of "qualified mental health professional."

Apr 13, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 165)

HB 506

M. Prunty

Prompt payment of insurance claims for reimbursement of health care services.

Feb 28, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 509

R. Benvenuti III

Allow a person or pharmacy located outside this Commonwealth to sell or distribute drugs or devices necessary to perform home kidney dialysis

Mar 06, 2018 - posted in committee

HB 555

J. Petrie

Amendments to the licensure of surgical assistants.

Mar 21, 2018 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

HB 576/HM

S. Overly

Prohibit an insurer from denying coverage for emergency services in a concurrent or retrospective review based on the final diagnosis of the insured

Mar 01, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 582/HM

K. Moser

Prohibit insurers from reducing a negotiated rate for E

Mar 01, 2018 - to Banking & Insurance (H)

HB 605

K. Moser

Relating to vision testing for motor vehicle operators.

Mar 01, 2018 - to Transportation (H)

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)

HCR 226

D. Mayfield

Create the Diabetes Medical Emergency Response Task Force to study and develop recommendations to address the emergent medical needs of individuals diagnosed with diabetes; outline task force membership; require the task force to meet at least bimonthly during the 2018 Interim and to submit findings, recommendations, and any proposed legislation to the Legislative Research Commission by December 1, 2018.

Apr 10, 2018 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 132)