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Medical Review Panels
Kentucky has taken the first step toward tort reform, creating Medical Review Panels (MRPs) to review claims of malpractice against healthcare providers before legal action can be filed in court. Senate Bill 4, passed by the legislature and signed by Gov. Matt Bevin, created the panels, which are administered by CHFS. More information on MRPs  

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Recent News Releases

State providing financial assistance to family foster caregivers

Kentucky Flu Epidemic-related Deaths Reach 100

Kentucky Reports Flu Activity Now Epidemic

Kentucky Health Official Invited to Share Innovative Strategies Addressing Opioid Epidemic at National Conference of State Legislatures

CHFS, Home of the Innocents Partner to Provide Transitional Health Care to Foster Youth

State Makes Applying for Child Care Assistance Easier for Families

Kentucky Reports Its First Pediatric Deaths for the Season as Flu Activity Remains Widespread

Prevent Infections for Kentucky Babies' Protection

Winter Weather Poses Numerous Health Threats

Kentucky Flu Activity Level is Widespread in Consecutive Weeks

Reduce Stress to Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect During Holidays

Commonwealth Makes Job Training Programs Available to Help Able-Bodied Adults Without Dependents (ABAWD) Find Work and Maintain Eligibility for SNAP

Give the Gift of Safety This Holiday Season

National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 3-9, 2017

Learn More About Colon Cancer During No Shave November

52 Weeks of Public Health - Frying a Turkey?

Acute Hepatitis A Outbreak - Cases Reported in Multiple Counties

State Opens New Fayette Social Services Office

Summit Focuses Attention on Children's Environmental Health

Statewide meeting addresses disparities in outcomes for children and families of color in child welfare

Diabetes Symposium Draws Hundreds of Diabetes Educators, Prevention Specialists

Open Enrollment Begins Nov. 1

Resources for Kentucky Children with Down Syndrome

New Influenza Resource Available

The ABCs of Safe Sleep Reduce the Risk of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death

Two Campbellsville Residents Indicted for Fraudulently Distributing Prescription Drugs

DCBS Worker Receives Award from Statewide Child Abuse Prevention Organization (Photo of Susan Clements)

Oral Health: A Key Component for Kentuckians' Overall Health

State Honors Top Child Support Contracting Officials, Staff

State Report Shows Drastic Increase in Disability Recipients

CHFS’ Human Services Program Reaccredited

Tobacco Program Launches New Quit Now Kentucky Campaign

CHFS Touts Successful First Year of Red Tape Reduction Initiative


Last Updated 2/13/2018