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Recognize April 2, 2022, as World Autism Awareness Day and April 2022 as Autism Acceptance Month.
Create the Commonwealth West Healthcare Workforce Innovation Center to provide healthcare educational pathways to address the healthcare worker shortage; direct the center to be operated through a partnership of public and private organizations; direct the General Assembly to provide start-up funds to be administered through the Kentucky Community and Technical College System; direct KCTCS to provide reports to LRC; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
Honor Kentucky farmers and recognize February 20 to 26, 2022, as Food Check-Out Week.
Create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to establish definitions for pharmacy-related insurance practices; amend KRS 304.17A-164 to prohibit insurers, pharmacy benefit managers, and other administrators of pharmacy benefits from imposing certain requirements on health plan insureds; create new sections of Subtitle 17A of KRS Chapter 304 to require pharmacy benefit managers to establish reasonably adequate and accessible pharmacy networks; require pharmacy benefit managers to file, and the insurance commissioner to review, an annual report describing pharmacy networks; provide that information and data acquired by the Department of Insurance shall be considered proprietary and not subject to disclosure under KRS 61.870 to 61.884; establish requirements for certain contracts between a pharmacy or pharmacist and a pharmacy benefit manager; establish prohibited practices for pharmacy benefit managers; establish certain requirements for insurers and pharmacy benefit managers contracting for the provision of pharmacy benefit management services; prohibit administrators from offering any incentive or discount for use of an affiliated pharmacy benefit manager; establish a Pharmacy Benefits Management Advisory Council; create a new section of Subtitle 99 of KRS Chapter 304 to authorize the insurance commissioner to order reimbursement to persons who incurred a monetary loss as a result of a violation of provisions of legislation; amend KRS 304.9-054 to make technical changes; authorize the promulgation of administrative regulations; require pharmacy benefit managers to report certain information to the insurance commissioner; provide that certain reported information shall not be subject to disclosure under KRS 61.870 to 61.884; amend KRS 304.17A-708, 304.17A-712, and 304.17A-714 to conform; create a new section of Subtitle 17C of KRS Chapter 304 to apply provisions of legislation to limited health service benefit plans, including limited health service contracts; create a new section of Subtitle 38A of KRS Chapter 304 to apply provisions of legislation to limited health service organizations; amend 18A.225 to require the state employee health plan to comply with provisions of legislation; amend KRS 367.828 to establish certain requirements for health discount plans that purport to offer discounts, or access to discounts, on prescription drugs; provide that provisions of this Act shall be severable; require the insurance commissioner to promulgate regulations to implement the Act on or before January 1, 2023; EFFECTIVE, in part, January 1, 2023.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 136 to establish the Kentucky Rural Jobs Act of 2022, allowing the Department of Revenue to begin accepting applications from entities seeking approval as a growth fund and allowing no more than $15 million dollars of insurance premiums tax credit to be awarded; amend KRS 131.190 to allow reporting of the tax credit to the Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations and Revenue; provide that Sections 1 to 10 of this Act may be cited as the Kentucky Rural Jobs Act of 2022.
Require school councils or principals to adopt child abuse awareness and prevention instruction that is taught by a trained, certified teacher; establish short title of “Erin’s Law.”
Amend KRS 304.17A-255 to require health benefit plans to accept, and count toward the insured’s contributions, premium and cost-sharing payments made on behalf of an insured from organizations that meet specified requirements; provide that Act applies to health benefit plans issued or renewed on or after effective date of Act.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 151B to create the Veteran Accelerated Licensing for Occupational Recruitment Program within the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet, define the duties and requirements of the program, require the program to report to the Interim Joint Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection, and permit the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations; create a new section of KRS Chapter 151B to create a VALOR fund for the Veteran Accelerated Licensing for the Occupational Recruitment program; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.
Create a new sections of KRS Chapter 199 to create the Employee Child-Care Assistance Partnership program; define terms; obligate the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to administer the program; establish reporting requirements; establish a fund for the program; authorize the cabinet to administer the fund; direct the cabinet to promulgate administrative regulations to effectuate the program; establish program requirements for employers and employees; establish requirements for both permissive and mandatory termination of the program contract; permit the Cabinet for Economic Development to condition program requirements on participation in this program; amend KRS 199.990 to include a penalty; cite as the Employee Child-Care Assistance Partnership; APPROPRIATION; EMERGENCY.