House Bill 777 passes

Apr 11, 2022

On Friday, April 8th, the Governor signed House Bill 777.  


Summary of original version:

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 functions; amend KRS 311A.055 to make technical corrections and add complaint action language; amend KRS 311A.190 to require the board to publish a report; add compliance with HIPAA; require the board to give the Cabinet for Health and Family Services access to all data; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to require the Cabinet for Health and Family services to investigate and hold hearings on ambulance complaints; amend KRS 216B.020 to add conditions for ambulance services to be exempt from certificate of need; amend KRS 216B.095 to conform; amend KRS 189.910 to add vehicles operated by organ procurement organizations to the definition of emergency vehicles; amend KRS 189.940 to add vehicles operated by organ procurement organizations; amend KRS 324B.030 to add the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services to the Department of Professional Licensing; create a new section of KRS Chapter 311A to require the transfer of all board employees, funds, and equipment of the board from the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; make provisions for employee retirement transfer; amend KRS 61.510 to conform; amend KRS 205.590 to establish a new technical advisory committee on emergency medical services; establish membership; add noncodified sections to set board appointments and term limits; set effective date of transfer of the board of September 1, 2022; require the board to establish a special committee to study the board’s problems and make recommendations by December 1, 2022; permit the board and the cabinet to promulgate emergency regulations to implement changes; create a legislative task force to study the provision of emergency medical services in Kentucky; require findings and recommendations by December 1, 2022.


 

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