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2007 Senate Bill 88: Tighten rules against drug fraud
Introduced by Sen. Robert Stivers (R) on February 6, 2007 To change rules regarding prescription drugs and other controlled substances. The bill would create the crime of criminal falsification of a medical record as a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee on February 7, 2007
Substitute offered in the Senate on February 8, 2007 To clarify that the penalty for conspiracy to commit a controlled substances offense is the same as that for the underlying offense.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the Senate on February 8, 2007
Passed 37 to 0 in the Senate on February 8, 2007 To change rules regarding prescription drugs and other controlled substances. The bill would create the crime of criminal falsification of a medical record as a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense. The bill would make the penalty for conspiracy to commit a controlled substances offense is the same as that for the underlying offense.
Received in the House on February 9, 2007
Referred to the House Judiciary Committee on February 14, 2007
Substitute offered in the House on March 7, 2007 To prohibit disclosure of information pursuant to discovery requests or as evidence in civil action unless otherwise authorized.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2007 To prohibit disclosure of information pursuant to discovery requests or as evidence in civil action unless otherwise authorized.
Reported in the House on March 7, 2007 Favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar.
Amendment offered by Rep. Robin L. Webb (D) on March 8, 2007 Delete amendment of KRS 218A.1404 that would have increased penalties for drug offenses that have no other penalty.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2007 Delete amendment of KRS 218A.1404 that would have increased penalties for drug offenses that have no other penalty.
Amendment offered by Rep. Kathy W. Stein (D) on March 9, 2007 To provide exemption for hospice providers.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2007 To provide exemption for hospice providers.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Vincent (R) on March 9, 2007 To delete definitions of "good faith prior examination," "medical history," "medical record," and "practitioner-patient relationship" and make technical amendments.
The amendment passed by voice vote in the House on March 12, 2007 To delete definitions of "good faith prior examination," "medical history," "medical record," and "practitioner-patient relationship" and make technical amendments.
Amendment offered by Rep. John Vincent (R) on March 9, 2007 To delete definitions of "good faith prior examination," "medical history," "medical record," and "practitioner-patient relationship" and make technical amendments.
Passed 99 to 0 in the House on March 12, 2007 (same description)
To change rules regarding prescription drugs and other controlled substances. The bill would create the crime of criminal falsification of a medical record as a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense. The bill would make the penalty for conspiracy to commit a controlled substances offense is the same as that for the underlying offense.
Received in the Senate on March 12, 2007
Passed 38 to 0 in the Senate on March 26, 2007 To change rules regarding prescription drugs and other controlled substances. The bill would create the crime of criminal falsification of a medical record as a Class D felony for the first offense and a Class C felony for each subsequent offense. The bill would make the penalty for conspiracy to commit a controlled substances offense is the same as that for the underlying offense.
Signed by Gov. Ernie Fletcher on April 5, 2007

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