902 KAR 20:012. Hospital examination services

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/902/020/012.htm
Published: 2015

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      902 KAR 20:012.

Hospital examination services.



216B.010-216B.130, 216B.400, 216B.990(1), (2), 510.010-510.140


AUTHORITY: KRS 216B.042, 216B.105


FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 216B.042 and 216B.105 mandate that the Kentucky

Cabinet for Human Resources regulate health facilities and health services.

This administrative regulation provides for a licensure requirement for the

services to be provided by hospitals.


      Section 1.

Definition - Hospitals, General. Establishments with organized medical staffs

with permanent facilities that include inpatient beds and medical services,

including physician services and continuous nursing services, to provide

diagnosis and treatment for patients who have a variety of medical conditions,

both surgical and nonsurgical.


      Section 2.

Examination Services for Victims of Sexual Offenses. (1) Hospitals offering

emergency services shall provide for the examination of reported victims of

sexual offenses as defined by KRS 510.010 to 510.140.

      (2) The hospital

shall develop procedures to be followed in the examination of reported victims

of sexual offenses. The procedures shall include but need not be limited to the


      (a) Twenty-four

(24) hour on-call responsibility of the medical staff of physicians;

      (b) The

gathering and handling of physical evidence in accordance with the procedures

of the Kentucky State Police Central Crime Laboratory;

      (c) Obtaining

appropriate patient consent for examination (a minor may consent to


      (d) Informing

the victim of available services for treatment of venereal disease, pregnancy,

and other medical and psychiatric problems.

      (3) The hospital

shall, upon the examination of a reported victim and the consent of the

reported victim, submit to the Office of the Attorney General a completed

examination verification form supplied by the Office of the Attorney General

which includes the following:

      (a) Physician

signature attesting to the performance of the examination and collection of


      (b) Hospital

verification that appropriate law enforcement agencies have been notified of

the reported sexual offense; and

      (c) Hospital

verification that proper confidentiality releases have been obtained. (8 Ky.R.

36; Am. 150; eff. 8-5-81; 16 Ky.R. 957; eff. 1-12-90.)