2017 Legislative Update and LINKs

Kentucky Diabetes Network

Click on LINK - http://www.lrc.ky.gov/

A special thank you to our legislators that have supported Kentuckians with diabetes.

Legislative accomplishments related to diabetes from the last several years:

  • Requiring state regulated insurance plans to cover diabetes education and diabetes supplies. (1998)
  • Adding diabetes to the Kentucky death certificate. (2002)
  • Improving school nutrition in lunch programs and vending machines.
  • Helping ensure the medical safety of children with diabetes in Kentucky by allowing non-medical school personnel to administer glucagon.
  • Funding the Diabetes Centers of Excellence. (2007)
  • Establishing and funding the Kentucky Diabetes Research Board. (2006)
  • Passing the Diabetes Educator's Licensure Law in Kentucky(2012)
  • Passing a requirement that in the odd year, three agencies in the Cabinet for Health a Family Services; the Department for Public Health, the Department for Medicaid Services and the Office of Health Policy; and the Personnel Cabinet collaborate in developing a Kentucky Diabetes Report on the impact of diabetes on the Commonwealth as well as proposing recommendations for how to address this epidemic. (2011)
  • Passing a law that allows non-licensed school employees to volunteer to be trained to help children with diabetes with essential care tasks, including administration of insulin. It also allows children to self-manage their diabetes while at school if they are capable of doing so. (2014)

World Diabetes MONTH of November 2016 Clinck LINK: Events and Activities

Click above to: Watch Kentucky's Story: On The Path to Diabetes Prevention (5:36)


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