Buddy Adams of
Bowling Green passed from this life in death June 26, 2014.
He will be greatly
missed as one of the best friends chiropractic has ever had in our
history. His skills and hard work
have not been equaled.
Buddy was elected
to the Kentucky House of Representatives in 1975 and was voted outstanding
Freshman Legislator by the Capital Press Core.
In 1978 he served
as co-chairman of the task force on Worker's Compensation and chairman of the
Program Review Committee for the House and Senate.
He continued to
serve in the House until 1981. In
1982, Buddy was appointed by Governor John Y. Brown, Jr. as his executive
assistant and legislative liaison.
In 1983 he was
appointed secretary, Cabinet of Human Resources and served in this capacity
until the end of the governor's term of office.
In 1984 Dr. Don
Woodward, Bowling Green was instrumental in having Buddy meet with several
chiropractors to represent them in legislative matters in Frankfort that
He was hired by a
group of chiropractors throughout the state known as the Public Relation
accomplishments include the KRS-304.17.305, 304.18.095 and 304.32.157 to
require any policy of health insurance too provide reimbursement for
chiropractic services, which is within the lawful scope of chiropractic SB294,
KRS 205.560 to require Cabinet for Human Resources to pay for chiropractic
services under the Medicaid Assistance Program for services.
305.18.095 and 304.32.1576/11/06 to require health maintenance organizations
(HMO) contracts to provide chiropractic services.
KRS312: To expand the power of the Board;
permit the Board to establish a Peer Review Committee.
amended to allow chiropractors to sign a statement that the condition of the
child prevents child attendance or application to study.
304.17A-545: Amended to read
"A Managed Care Plan" shall appoint a medical director that is a
physician licensed to practice in this state that any utilization management
decisions to deny, reduce or terminate care benefit or deny payment shall be
made by a physician, except in the case of a healthcare service rendered by a
chiropractor, that decision shall be made by a chiropractor licensed in Kentucky.
213.076 a Certificate of Death in the case in which diabetes was one cause or
condition of deaths, a physician, dentist, chiropractor or coroner, who
certifies the cause of death shall check "yes" on (1) Did the
deceased have diabetes and (2) Was diabetes an immediate and underlying cause
312.019 Broaden KCBE power to increase fees on licenses.
304 substitutes 17A to require all health insurers that offer managed care
plans provide enrollers a directory of participating providers (including
312 amended to give KBCE certain powers on false advertising, quorums for board
meeting, subpoena witnesses, increase fees.
156.070 amend to require each local school board of education require an annual
medical examination by a physician, chiropractor, physician's assistant or
registered nurse practitioner seeking eligibility to participate in
45A.605 Create a new section of
KRS Chapter 11 to create a "Telehealth Board", reimbursements for
"Telehealth" from Medicaid paid to chiropractors and other providers.
304.1 7A-171 a health benefit plan that includes chiropractic benefits shall
- All primary chiropractic providers.
- Any willing provider provision.
- Direct access to primary chiropractor of choice.
- More plans utilizing a gatekeeper system shall
designate a chiropractic as the gatekeeper.
- Not discriminate between individual providers or
classes of providers in the amount of reimbursement, etc.
- Not promote or recommend any individual or class of
- Assure that an adequate number of primary care
providers are included as "chiropractic providers".
- Make available a list of participating primary
chiropractic providers to the covered person or group.
(19) a basic health benefit plan shall be required to offer health
benefit plans as required including
defines health benefit plan as well as other definitions such as
304.17A-230-(7) Preexisting conditions exclusion in group coverage.
304.17-220-(7) a portability of insurance coverage from employer to
304.17A-702 Insurer shall
reimburse a provider for a clean claim or send a written or electronic notice
denying or contesting the claim within 30 days.
the years the PRC, KAC and KCS have amended, defeated or asked that literally
hundreds of bills not be moved out of committees.
influence with legislators, knowledge of politics, his attendance and ability
to function by phone, fax, text-messaging, etc. while the legislature is in
session with working knowledge of how various departments of government is run
cannot be overstated.
members receive information on all bills before the legislature and enact with
Buddy. This team is unequaled in
the profession as they "monitor" the legislature while it is in
session allowing the doctor to remain in his office.
legislator Ramsey Morris joined Buddy and the PRC in 1996 after his retirement
from the Kentucky General Assembly.
was the logical choice for Buddy's replacement and we appreciate Buddy's
foresight in bringing Ramsey aboard with his expertise and work he presently
does as Buddy's replacement.
is sad to say good bye to Buddy but very pleased to have Ramsey at the helm for
us in Frankfort.
who are not a member of PRC should join today! There are going to be hard battles ahead for
chiropractic and our law.
protect it. Join in the fight!!