Julie Raque Adams represents Senate District 36 in the Kentucky Senate, is a member of eight committees, and is the primary sponsor of 335 bills.
AN ACT relating to patient quality of life. Create new sections of KRS Chapter 211 to define terms; establish the Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Advisory Council within the Cabinet for Health and Family Services and create provisions and requirements; establish the Palliative Care Consumer and Professional Information and Education Program within the cabinet and create provisions and requirements; permit health facilities to establish systems for identifying patients or residents who could benefit from palliative care and provide information.
Adjourn in honor and loving memory of Stephen Robert "Bob" Hornback.
AN ACT relating to the administration of immunizations by pharmacists. Amend KRS 315.010 to permit a pharmacist to administer any immunization to children ages 9 to 17 years; amend KRS 315.205 to conform.
AN ACT relating to responsible real property ownership. Amend KRS 258.095 to modify the definition of persons who would qualify as the "owner" of a dog for purposes of that chapter.
AN ACT relating to radon testing in child-care centers. Create a new section of KRS 199.892 to 199.8996 to require licensed child-care centers to be tested for radon at least once every five years as part of their initial licensure and license renewal; require the most current report to be posted in a public place within the child-care center.
AN ACT relating to court-ordered outpatient mental health treatment and making an appropriation therefor. Amend KRS 202A.081 to require that an attorney be present for a patient agreed order and allow a peer support specialist to be present; require the court to appoint an outpatient provider agency recognized by the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to assemble a multi-disciplinary team to develop a treatment plan, monitor treatment adherence, and report to the court; require that crisis services are available 24/7; provide that failure to abide by the order may result in rehospitalization provided that the criteria are met, procedures are initiated via affidavit by the multi-disciplinary team, and mental health examinations take place at community mental health centers; permit additional orders with due process; require that patient agreed order services are covered by Medicaid; require that courts report such orders to the Kentucky Commission on Services and Supports for Individuals with Mental Illness, Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Disorders, and Dual Diagnoses; and rename this commitment process a patient agreed order; amend KRS 202A.261 to exempt certain hospitals from being required to provide particular services; amend KRS 202A.271 to require certain hospitals to be paid for services performed under portions of this Act at the same rates the hospital negotiates for other services; create new sections of KRS Chapter 202A to create a process for District Courts to order assisted outpatient mental health treatment; provide for transportation processes for the purposes of a mental health examination; establish eligibility and court proceedings; require a mental health examination and the development of a treatment plan; establish the process for hearings; require the court to appoint an outpatient provider agency to monitor and report on the person under order; authorize 72-hour emergency admission for failure to comply with orders; provide for the right to stay, vacate, or modify orders; provide for a process to change a treatment plan; permit an additional period of treatment to be ordered provided certain criteria are met; require that assisted outpatient treatment services are covered by Medicaid; make the implementation of all newly created sections of KRS Chapter 202A contingent on funding; name these new sections of the bill "Tim's Law"; APPROPRIATION.