922 KAR 1:150. ''Baby Doe'' administrative regulation.


      RELATES TO: KRS 600.020(1), 620.030-620.040, 620.180, 42 U.S.C. 5101, 45 C.F.R. 1340.15

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 194A.050, 199.420, 620.180

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: 42 U.S.C. 1397, "Block Grants for Social Services - Title XX," authorizes grants to states for social services and 42 U.S.C. 510, Child Abuse Amendments of 1984, requires states to have in place procedures or programs, or both, for accepting reports and taking necessary remedial action to protect disabled infants with life-threatening conditions. KRS 194A.050 authorizes the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to adopt administrative regulations necessary to implement programs mandated by federal law, or to qualify for receipt of federal funds and to cooperate with federal agencies for the proper administration of the cabinet and its programs. The function of this administrative regulation is to implement required procedures.


      Section 1. Services and Treatment for Disabled Infants. The Secretary of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services hereby adopts by reference 45 C.F.R. Part 1340 dated April 15, 1985 as amended July 5, 1990, Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment Program, which sets forth the criteria for the protection and care of disabled infants with life-threatening conditions. Reports of suspected medical neglect of disabled infants shall be made immediately to the Department for Community-Based Services and may be made by use of the "Hotline" number which is 1-800-752-6200. 45 C.F.R. Part 1340 may be reviewed during regular working hours at the Office of the Commissioner, Department for Community-Based Services, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky. (10 Ky.R. 1236; eff. 7-10-84; Am. 12 Ky.R. 74; eff. 8-13-85; 18 Ky.R. 1601; eff. 1-10-92; Recodified from 905 KAR 1:150, 10-30-98.)