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6 05, 2022

HB 777

AN ACT relating to emergency medical services. Amend KRS 311A.015 to create the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services as an independent agency of state government; change membership of the board; amend KRS 311A.020 to change complaint investigations of ambulance services; delete language relating to transfer of the board to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; amend KRS 311A.025 to permit hospitals exempt from certificate of need to provide transport services; amend KRS 311A.030 require distinguishing between emergency-only transportation and scheduled ambulance transportation; amend KRS 311.035 to require the board to carry out [...]

HB 777
6 05, 2022

HB 268

AN ACT relating to freestanding birthing centers. Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to define "freestanding birthing center"; require the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate updated administrative regulations to establish licensure standards for freestanding birthing centers, including requiring accreditation by the Commission for the Accreditation of Birth Centers, compliance with the American Association of Birth Centers (AABC) Standards for Birth Centers, and consistent plans for transfer and safe transport to a hospital as needed; exempt a center from certificate-of-need requirements for establishing and licensing a freestanding birthing center; limit [...]

HB 268
6 10, 2021

Spotlight on State: Kentucky

This is part of a series of summaries that highlight notable legislation and initiatives in health policy and reform of all 50 states. Check back on The Source as we roll out additional states each week. See Kentucky page. The Kentucky legislature has consistently pursued legislation aimed at improving access to healthcare price information to help rein in costs. In recent terms, Kentucky has enacted a number of legislation pertaining to prescription drug cost transparency, with particular focus on pharmacy benefit managers, including a law that prohibits PBMs from requiring drug payments in excess [...]

Spotlight on State: Kentucky
3 08, 2021

New on The Source: Downloadable Chart of Merger Review Legal Authority for All 50 States

Newly available on the Source: our health policy research team compiled a user-friendly, downloadable Excel spreadsheet of all provider merger review authority for all 50 states, now on the Market Consolidation interactive key issue page. The detailed chart provides clickable citations of all statutes, regulations, and state authority for mergers, acquisitions, conversions, or changes in ownership of healthcare providers. The comprehensive spreadsheet allows side-by-side comparisons of the level of legal authority for each state to receive notice of impending transactions, review those transactions, and approve, conditionally approve, or disapprove them. It is conveniently organized [...]

New on The Source: Downloadable Chart of Merger Review Legal Authority for All 50 States