KY HB489 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-3)
Status: Introduced on February 25 2020 - 25% progression
Action: 2020-02-27 - to Judiciary (H)
Pending: House Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 320, relating to optometrists, to grant an optometrist immunity from civil liability when providing voluntary services without compensation; establish the same civil immunity for the owner or operator of the facility where the optometry services are provided; direct the optometrist to inform the patient regarding the civil immunity and have the patient sign a waiver to that effect; forbid an optometrist from providing the volunteer services at the optometrist's regular office or place of practice; direct the optometry board to create a registry of optometrists and locations authorized for volunteer optometry services; require registration for both the optometrist and the location before the optometry services may be rendered; amend KRS 320.310 to conform.

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AN ACT relating to optometrists.



2020-02-27Houseto Judiciary (H)
2020-02-25Houseintroduced in House


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