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​Dec. 28,2021

902 KAR 20:016
This amendment is required by KRS 216B.153, a new law that directs the Cabinet to issue administrative regulations requiring health facilities using energy-generating devices to use a smoke evacuation system during any surgical procedure likely to produce surgical smoke. The amendment also updates Section 4(1)(b)2. to align with federal guidelines that do not require Medicaid or other non-Medicare patients to be under the care of a doctor of medicine or osteopathy if the patient is admitted by a certified nurse midwife, and deletes an outdated reporting requirement from Section 7.

902 KAR 20:106
This amendment is required by KRS 216B.153, a new law that directs the Cabinet to issue administrative regulations requiring health facilities using energy-generating devices to use a smoke evacuation system during any surgical procedure likely to produce surgical smoke. 

906 KAR 1:110
This amendment is required by KRS 216B.153, a new law that directs the Cabinet to issue administrative regulations requiring health facilities using energy-generating devices to use a smoke evacuation system during any surgical procedure likely to produce surgical smoke. 

​​​Dec. 16, 2021

902 KAR 20:018 (ESRD)

Aligns with revisions to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services State Operations Manual allowing Medicare-certified ESRD facilities to provide dialysis services to long-term care residents in Medicare-certified nursing facilities. 

Oct. 1, 2021

902 KAR 20:460E

Emergency: Establishes guidelines for implementation of essential personal and compassionate care and end-of-life visitor programs in long-term care facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

​Aug. 25, 2021

902 KAR 20:081. Operations and services; home health agencies.

Aligns administrative regulation training requirements for home health aides with the dementia-specific training requirements of KRS 216.9375. Aligns with the 2021 SB 154 allowing advanced practice registered nurses and physician assistants to supervise home health services.

906 KAR 1:180. Operation and services; personal services agencies (PSA)

Aligns administrative regulation training requirements for PSA direct-care staff with the dementia-specific training requirements of KRS 216.713, adds a cross-reference to KRS 209.032 and 922 KAR 5:120 requiring personal services agency staff to submit to a check of the adult caregiver misconduct registry.


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