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Adult protection bill heads to full House

February 21, 2013 | | Comments Comments

By Beth Musgrave
bmusgrave@herald-leader.com

FRANKFORT — A bill that would place those who have been convicted of adult abuse on a state-wide registry now heads to the full House for a vote.

Gov. Steve Beshear allocated $2 million for the establishment of the registry in the current budget. House Bill 367 would make the adult abuse registry permanent. Those who have been convicted or have had a substantiated case of adult abuse would be placed on the registry. Nursing homes and other long-term care providers could then access the registry prior to someone’s employment.

The House Health and Welfare Committee voted unanimously to pass HB 367. It now heads to the full House. A similar bill has been filed in the Senate but it has not yet had a hearing.

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