Charitable Health Care Services Program

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Health Care Access Branch is responsible for registering charitable health care organizations in Kentucky as required by Kentucky Revised Statute (KRS) 216.940 - 216.945, The Kentucky Charitable Health Care Services Act (KCHCSA) and its companion law KRS 304.40-075.

The Health Care Access Branch will help you register your charitable health organization and provide contacts with the Board of Dentistry and Oral Health Section regarding dental services and the Kentucky Department of Insurance for Medical Liability Insurance Reimbursement.

Am I A Charitable Health Care Provider?

According to the KCHCSA, a charitable health care provider is any person, agency, clinic or facility licensed or certified by Kentucky or under a comparable legal provision in another U.S. state, territory, district or possession that provides medical care or dentistry under the requirements of its licence or certification and without compensation or charge to the individual and without payment or reimbursement from any government agency or insurer.

Read the full statutes:
KRS 216:940-945 Charitable Health Care Services

KRS 304.40-075 Registration of providers

If your organization meets this definition of providing charitable health care, you are required by the Kentucky Charitable Health Care Services Act to register. This applies to both in-state and out-of-state providers and sponsoring organizations.

What Do I Need To Do To Register?

Registration is a very simple process. The sponsoring organization completes the Registration for Sponsoring Organization of Charitable Health Care Providers and submits the registration to:

Kentucky Department for Public Health
Charitable Health Program
Attn: Kasey R. Padgett
275 East Main St., HS2W-B​​
Frankfort, KY 40621

Upon verification of all submitted materials (verfication of licenses, etc.) the Health Care Access Branch will send a letter to the sponsoring organization confirming registration.

Registration is required annually. Registration should be updated if additional sites or providers are added that provide charitable health services by the sponsoring organization.

What are the Benefits of Registering?

  • Compliance with the law.
  • Reimbursement of malpractice/liability insurance.

Notice for Out-of-State Charitable Health Care Providers

For charitable health care services, many Kentucky health care provider licensing boards/agencies have other requirements for out-of-state charitable health care providers​. Contact the Kentucky licensing board/agency specific to your health care profession to determine any requirements necessary before providing charitable health care services in Kentucky.​