Legislature(2005 - 2006)BUTROVICH 205

04/23/2005 04:00 PM JUDICIARY


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* first hearing in first committee of referral
+ teleconferenced
= bill was previously heard/scheduled
-- Rescheduled from 04/22/05 --
+ Bills Previously Heard/Scheduled TELECONFERENCED
+= SB 74 CRIMES INVOLVING MARIJUANA/OTHER DRUGS TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= SB 125 LICENSING MEDICAL OR CARE FACILITIES TELECONFERENCED
Heard & Held
+= HB 85 PRESCRIBED MEDICATION FOR STUDENTS TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 85(JUD) Out of Committee
+= HB 88 CRIM LAW:MINORS, SCHOOLS, DRUGS,SENTENCES TELECONFERENCED
Moved SCS CSHB 88(JUD) Out of Committee
                                                                                                                                
          SB 125-LICENSING MEDICAL OR CARE FACILITIES                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:01:14 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR RALPH SEEKINS announced SB 125 to be up for consideration.                                                                
                                                                                                                                
SENATOR GRETCHEN GUESS moved Version  \Y as the working document.                                                               
Hearing no objection, the motion carried.                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                
5:02:07 PM                                                                                                                    
DR.  RICHARD  MANDSAGER,  director,  Division  of  Public  Health                                                               
(DPH), summarized the changes of SB 125:                                                                                        
     Adds DHSS as the administrative hearing entity for hearings                                                                
related to centralized registry.                                                                                                
     Adds "volunteers" as an entry type of the registry.                                                                        
     Adds "decisions" to the types of findings that can result                                                                  
in an entry in the registry.                                                                                                    
     Adds "medical assistance fraud" as a condition for entry on                                                                
the registry.                                                                                                                   
     Adds new subsections to require reporting to the department                                                                
of any allegations of neglect,  abuse or exploitation in the last                                                               
ten years, or any court findings of these conditions.                                                                           
     Defines the central registry as a confidential document                                                                    
with limited access.                                                                                                            
     Adds immunity protections for people who report abuse,                                                                     
neglect of exploitation.                                                                                                        
     Clarifies individuals associated with the term "entities".                                                                 
                                                                                                                                
5:06:43 PM                                                                                                                    
DR. MANDSAGER concluded SB 125  makes sure anything pertaining to                                                               
licensure is enforced.                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                
5:09:34 PM                                                                                                                    
MS. STACEY  KRALY, senior assistant  attorney, Department  of Law                                                               
(DOL), advised  the committee the  DOL inadvertently left  off an                                                               
amendment  and asked  to include  it. The  amendment would  be to                                                               
insert on Page  34, line 2, the phrase  "personal assistance" and                                                               
then to renumber the section.                                                                                                   
                                                                                                                                
Chair Seekins announced a brief recess at 5:13:12 PM.                                                                         
Chair Seekins reconvened the meeting at 5:16:45 PM.                                                                           
                                                                                                                                
5:16:45 PM                                                                                                                    
CHAIR  SEEKINS   announced  he  would   give  the  DOL   time  to                                                               
incorporate the  missing amendment into  a final version  and the                                                               
committee would hear SB 125 at a later date.                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                
5:19:27 PM                                                                                                                    

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