05RS SB211

SB211

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SB 211 (BR 1595) - J. Denton, R. Roeding

     AN ACT relating to licensure and regulation of health facilities and services.
     Create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to allow a facility with beds licensed as nursing home beds to convert licensed nursing home beds to licensed intermediate care facility beds, and exempt the conversion from the certificate of need process; prohibit any facility with more than 60 beds from converting the beds; and require any conversion to occur prior on or before September 1, 2005; amend KRS 142.301 to except services provided through licensed personal care beds from the definition of nursing facility services, and define "total bed capacity"; amend KRS 142.361 to revise the provider assessment against nursing facility services, and exempt state veterans nursing homes; amend KRS 142.307 to conform.

     Feb 14-introduced in Senate
     Feb 15-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, February 18, 2005
     Feb 18-3rd reading, passed 36-0; received in House
     Feb 22-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 21-2nd reading, to Rules


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