By WKYT News Staff | Posted: Thu 1:38 AM, Jun 29, 2017
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WKYT) – Several new laws are taking effect this month in Kentucky. The laws were passed during the 2017 Kentucky General Assembly. The state constitution specifies that new laws take effect 90 days after the adjournment of the legislature. Because the session adjourned on March 30, most laws will take effect on June 29. Some laws passed into the session went into effect immediately. These included anti-abortion laws and right-to-work legislation. Laws taking effect on June 29 include the following measures:
Primary care agreements:
SB 79 allows patients to enter into contracts with their primary care provider that spell out services to be provided for an agreed-upon fee and period of time. The “direct primary care membership agreement” will not require a patient to forfeit private insurance or Medicaid.