Jimmy Higdon represents Senate District 14 in the Kentucky Senate, is a member of 19 committees, and is the primary sponsor of 281 bills.
AN ACT relating to healthcare decisions. Amend KRS 311.621 to define "health information"; amend KRS 311.623 to allow health care surrogates to receive health information and make health care decisions in certain situations; amend KRS 311.625 to add the receipt of health information and ability to make health care decisions to the forms for advance directives; amend KRS 311.629 to reflect changes and allow health care surrogates to access appropriate health information; and create a new section of KRS Chapter 405 to establish a process by which a parent or custodian of a minor child can designate a surrogate to receive health information and make health care decisions in his or her absence.
Adjourn in honor and loving memory of Georgia Montgomery Davis Powers and place a bronze plaque on her desk in the Senate.
Adjourn in honor and loving memory of William Gene Lanham.
Honor Jonathan Grate for his 21 years of serivce with the Legislative Research Commission, the General Assembly, and the Judiciary Committee, and wish him well with his next adventure in the Executive Branch wherein he will serve as the esteemed Deputy Secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.
AN ACT relating to trafficking in heroin. Amend KRS 218A.1412 to require that persons who traffic in heroin or fentanyl be charged as Class C felons for the first offense.
AN ACT relating to pharmacy benefit management. Create a new section of Subtitle 9 of KRS Chapter 304 to require a pharmacy benefit manager to obtain a license; amend KRS 304.17A-161 to define maximum allowable cost and amend the definition of pharmacy benefit manager; amend KRS 304.17A-162 to provide for an appeal process, price updates, and administrative regulations; require review of the maximum allowable cost at least every 7 instead of 14 days; create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish licensure and application requirements for pharmacy benefit managers; require administrative regulations for the licensing process; provide for fees to cover the costs of enforcement; require adherance to other subtitles of KRS Chapter 304.