New state health laws are in effect; one to regulate herbal drug kratom is in limbo due to lack of funding, Beshear says

New state health laws are in effect; one to regulate herbal drug kratom is in limbo due to lack of funding, Beshear says

By Melissa PatrickKentucky Health News A number of new state health laws took effect July 15, ranging from measures on maternal health to improved access to a commonly used allergy medication. The General Assembly passed more than 200 bills during its 60-day session. They become law 90 days after adjournment of the legislature unless they have a defined effective date, are general appropriation bills, or are passed with an emergency clause. This year, the effective date was July 15. Some of the health measures that are now law are: Health Care Liability: House Bill...

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