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Gov. Matt Bevin has announced that the Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS), in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education (KDE), will seek an amendment to Kentucky’s Medicaid state plan to provide greater healthcare access to students in schools across the Commonwealth by allowing for the payment of qualifying physical and mental health services.

Stivers Discusses Kentucky's Legislative Agenda

Jan 21, 2015
KSCPA

Kentucky Senate President Robert Stivers believes the General Assembly will pass legislation this year to combat heroin abuse and expand domestic violence protections for women.

The Manchester Republican is not as confident that the legislature can find common ground on charter schools.       

Stivers spoke on KET’s “One to One with Bill Goodman.”

Legislation Would Mandate Diabetes Management In Schools

Jan 24, 2014
UC Davis Health System

Legislation that would require Kentucky schools to have personnel trained in diabetes management is headed to the House floor.  There were some questions raised in committee Thursday (Jan. 23) about the measure. 

Western Kentucky representative Ben Waide asked about diabetes training slippage.

Additional Cuts To Higher Education Proposed

Jan 22, 2014

Even though he has recommended a two-point-five percent cut to higher education in his new, two-year budget, Governor Beshear says reductions in appropriations to the state’s universities and community colleges can’t continue.

The Democrat says he’s been concerned about declining state support for higher education for the better part of a decade and additional investments are needed. He says they just aren’t possible at this time.

Diabetes Management In Schools

Jan 20, 2014
Karma Spot

Kentucky lawmakers are expected to consider legislation for better disease management in schools for children with diabetes. 

Stewart Perry, state advocate for the American Diabetes Association, says parents have been forced to make hard choices to make sure their children receive the care they need.