An act relating to controlled substances and declaring an emergency. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky




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(5) The following amounts shall be allocated or distributed from the estimated amount of savings that would otherwise remain in the general fund:

(a) Twenty-five percent (25%) shall be distributed to the local corrections assistance fund established by KRS 441.207;[ and]

(b) Fifty percent (50%) shall be distributed for the following purposes:

1. To the department to provide or to contract for the provision of substance abuse treatment in county jails, regional jails, or other local detention centers that employ evidence-based practices in behavioral health treatment or medically assisted treatment for nonstate inmates with opiate addiction or other substance abuse disorders;

2. For KY-ASAP programs operating under KRS Chapter 15A in county jails or in facilities under the supervision of county jails that employ evidence-based behavioral health treatment or medically assisted treatment for inmates with opiate addiction or other substance abuse disorders;

3. To KY-ASAP to provide supplemental grant funding to community mental health centers for the purpose of offering additional substance abuse treatment resources through programs that employ evidence-based behavioral health treatment or medically assisted treatment;

4. To KY-ASAP to address neonatal abstinence syndrome by providing supplemental grant funding to community substance abuse treatment providers to offer residential treatment services to pregnant women through programs that employ evidence-based behavioral health treatment or medically assisted treatment;

5. To provide supplemental funding for traditional KY-ASAP substance abuse programming under KRS Chapter 15A;

6. To the department for the purchase of an FDA-approved extended-release treatment for the prevention of relapse to opiate dependence with a minimum of fourteen (14) days effectiveness with an opioid antagonist function for use as a component of evidence-based medically assisted treatment for inmates with opiate addiction or substance abuse disorders participating in a substance abuse treatment program operated or supervised by the department;

7. To the Department for Public Advocacy to provide supplemental funding to the Social Worker Program for the purpose of creating additional social worker positions to develop individualized alternative sentencing plans; and

8. To the Prosecutors Advisory Council to enhance the use of rocket docket prosecutions in controlled substance cases; and

(c) In enacting the budget for the department and the judicial branch, beginning in the 2012-2014 fiscal biennium and each fiscal biennium thereafter, the General Assembly shall:

1. Determine the estimated amount necessary for reinvestment in:

a. Expanded treatment programs and expanded probation and parole services provided by or through the department; and
b. Additional pretrial services and drug court case specialists provided by or through the Administrative Office of the Courts; and

2. Shall allocate and appropriate sufficient amounts to fully fund these reinvestment programs.

(6) The amount of savings shall be estimated each year of the 2012-2014 fiscal biennium, and for each year of each fiscal biennium thereafter, as specified in subsection (4) of this section.

(7) (a) In submitting its budget request for the 2012-2014 fiscal biennium and each fiscal biennium thereafter, the department shall estimate the amount of savings measured under this section and shall request the amount necessary to distribute or allocate those savings as provided in subsection (5) of this section.

(b) In submitting its budget request for the 2012-2014 fiscal biennium and each fiscal biennium thereafter, the judicial branch shall request the amount necessary to distribute or allocate those savings as provided in subsection (5) of this section.

Section 4. KRS 205.560 is amended to read as follows:

(1) The scope of medical care for which the Cabinet for Health and Family Services undertakes to pay shall be designated and limited by regulations promulgated by the cabinet, pursuant to the provisions in this section. Within the limitations of any appropriation therefor, the provision of complete upper and lower dentures to recipients of Medical Assistance Program benefits who have their teeth removed by a dentist resulting in the total absence of teeth shall be a mandatory class in the scope of medical care. Payment to a dentist of any Medical Assistance Program benefits for complete upper and lower dentures shall only be provided on the condition of a preauthorized agreement between an authorized representative of the Medical Assistance Program and the dentist prior to the removal of the teeth. The selection of another class or other classes of medical care shall be recommended by the council to the secretary for health and family services after taking into consideration, among other things, the amount of federal and state funds available, the most essential needs of recipients, and the meeting of such need on a basis insuring the greatest amount of medical care as defined in KRS 205.510 consonant with the funds available, including but not limited to the following categories, except where the aid is for the purpose of obtaining an abortion:

(a) Hospital care, including drugs, and medical supplies and services during any period of actual hospitalization;

(b) Nursing-home care, including medical supplies and services, and drugs during confinement therein on prescription of a physician, dentist, or podiatrist;

(c) Drugs, nursing care, medical supplies, and services during the time when a recipient is not in a hospital but is under treatment and on the prescription of a physician, dentist, or podiatrist. For purposes of this paragraph, drugs shall include products for the treatment of inborn errors of metabolism or genetic conditions, consisting of therapeutic food, formulas, supplements, or low-protein modified food products that are medically indicated for therapeutic treatment and are administered under the direction of a physician, and include but are not limited to the following conditions:

1. Phenylketonuria;

2. Hyperphenylalaninemia;

3. Tyrosinemia (types I, II, and III);

4. Maple syrup urine disease;

5. A-ketoacid dehydrogenase deficiency;

6. Isovaleryl-CoA dehydrogenase deficiency;

7. 3-methylcrotonyl-CoA carboxylase deficiency;

8. 3-methylglutaconyl-CoA hydratase deficiency;

9. 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA lyase deficiency (HMG-CoA lyase deficiency);

10. B-ketothiolase deficiency;

11. Homocystinuria;

12. Glutaric aciduria (types I and II);

13. Lysinuric protein intolerance;

14. Non-ketotic hyperglycinemia;

15. Propionic acidemia;

16. Gyrate atrophy;

17. Hyperornithinemia/hyperammonemia/homocitrullinuria syndrome;

18. Carbamoyl phosphate synthetase deficiency;

19. Ornithine carbamoyl transferase deficiency;

20. Citrullinemia;

21. Arginosuccinic aciduria;

22. Methylmalonic acidemia; and

23. Argininemia;

(d) Physician, podiatric, and dental services;

(e) Optometric services for all age groups shall be limited to prescription services, services to frames and lenses, and diagnostic services provided by an optometrist, to the extent the optometrist is licensed to perform the services and to the extent the services are covered in the ophthalmologist portion of the physician's program. Eyeglasses shall be provided only to children under age twenty-one (21);

(f) Drugs on the prescription of a physician used to prevent the rejection of transplanted organs if the patient is indigent;

(g) Nonprofit neighborhood health organizations or clinics where some or all of the medical services are provided by licensed registered nurses or by advanced medical students presently enrolled in a medical school accredited by the Association of American Medical Colleges and where the students or licensed registered nurses are under the direct supervision of a licensed physician who rotates his services in this supervisory capacity between two (2) or more of the nonprofit neighborhood health organizations or clinics specified in this paragraph;

(h) Services provided by health-care delivery networks as defined in KRS 216.900;

(i) Services provided by midlevel health-care practitioners as defined in KRS 216.900; and

(j) Smoking cessation treatment interventions or programs prescribed by a physician, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, or dentist, including but not limited to counseling, telephone counseling through a quitline, recommendations to the recipient that smoking should be discontinued, and prescription and over-the-counter medications and nicotine replacement therapy approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration for smoking cessation.

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