Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Government
4:29 pm
Wed May 14, 2014

Policy Institute: Kentucky's 80K Obamacare Enrollees Acquired at More Than $3K Each

Credit kynect.ky.gov

A public policy analyst says Kentucky spent thousands in taxpayer dollars to acquire each enrollee on the commonwealth's health insurance marketplace.

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Government
3:56 pm
Mon December 23, 2013

Judge Fines Kentucky Cabinet $756K in Records Dispute

A state judge has fined the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services more than $750,000 dollars because it "willfully circumvented" open-records law by not fully releasing records of child abuse fatalities and near deaths.

Franklin Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd ruled Monday that the cabinet made a "mockery" of the Open Records Act by maintaining that documents remain confidential. Shepherd ordered the cabinet to pay the plaintiff's attorney fees and costs to be decided.

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Government
12:00 pm
Tue November 5, 2013

Kentucky's Child Abuse Panel Requesting $420,000 To Meet Goals

Retired judge Roger Crittenden is chair of Kentucky's Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel.

Originally published on Tue November 5, 2013 10:41 am

An independent Kentucky panel in charge of reviewing child abuse cases is requesting $420,000 from the state’s budget to perform its duties.

The Child Fatality and Near Fatality Review Panel was created following criticism of accountability and transparency in the Cabinet for Health and Family Services, which deals with child abuse cases.

The panel—which consists of volunteer professionals ranging from law enforcement to child advocates—has reviewed dozens of cases, but the workload is heavy, says panel chair and retired judge Roger Crittenden.

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Government
7:27 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Kentucky Court Orders Release of Child Death Records

The Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered Kentucky child welfare officials to publicly release records of child abuse cases resulting in death or serious injury.

The court released the 3-3 vote Thursday on whether to halt a lower court decision ordering the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to open the cases. The tie vote let the lower court decision stand.

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Politics
1:35 pm
Thu February 21, 2013

Bill Transferring Kentucky Medicaid Late Payments to Insurance Department Clears House Committee

Credit LRC Public Information

 

House Speaker Greg Stumbo's bill that would transfer late payments claims in Medicaid managed care has cleared its first committee.

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Government
7:50 am
Mon September 3, 2012

22 KY children die of abuse, neglect in past year

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A state report released late last week says at least 22 Kentucky children died in the past fiscal year as a result of abuse and neglect.  But the annual report from the Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the deaths have decreased in recent years.  Thirty-one children died from abuse deaths in 2011, 36 in 2010, 29 in 2009 and 30 in 2008.  Child advocates say the drop is good news, but 22 is still too many.  Governor Steve Beshear created a panel of 17 experts this year to review all child deaths and near-deaths stemming from abuse or neglect.

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Health and Welfare
5:47 am
Fri May 18, 2012

Kentucky Launches a Child Support Website

Officials have launched a new website to simplify the child support process for families in Kentucky. The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services says the Child Support Enforcement Program website allows the public and employers to securely access their cases and account information, apply for child support, locate a child support office, make payments and estimate child support payment. Officials say the Child Support Enforcement office collected more than $407 million in child support payments last year. Here's a link to the website.

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4:27 pm
Tue December 6, 2011

Kentucky's Department of Community Based Services Commissioner Resigns

 

 

The commissioner of Kentucky’s Department of Community Based Services, which provides various welfare services like foster care and child protection, is stepping down amid growing criticism about the department’s handling of child abuse cases.

Patricia Wilson submitted her resignation last Friday; officials for the Cabinet for Health and Family Services say it was a personal decision.

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