Note: this is remarkable! Alan
All pregnant women in Kentucky would be tested for the dangerous liver disease hepatitis C under a bill that won final passage in the General Assembly on Thursday.
The legislation – passed amid the state’s devastating opioid epidemic – also recommends testing for babies of hep C-positive moms.
The Kentucky House passed Senate Bill 250 without discussion. The proposal was approved in the Senate about two weeks ago and now goes to Gov. Matt Bevin for his signature.