Title 201 | Chapter 045 | Regulation 160

201 KAR 45:160.Scope of practice.

Section 1.

A person holding a license or a permit from the board may perform the following functions:


Provide education and support for people with diabetes, people at risk for diabetes, and caregivers of those with diabetes;


Communicate and coordinate with other health care professionals to provide education and support for people with diabetes, people at risk for diabetes, and caregivers of those with diabetes;


Provide diabetes self-management services, including activities that assist a person in implementing and sustaining the behaviors needed to manage diabetes on an ongoing basis;


Determine the persons to whom diabetes education and services will be provided, how those education and services may be best delivered, and what resources will assist those persons;


Develop a program for diabetes management, which may include:


Describing the diabetes treatment process and treatment options;


Incorporating nutritional management into lifestyle;


Incorporating physical activity into lifestyle;


Using medications safely and effectively;


Monitoring blood glucose and other parameters and interpreting and using the results for self-management and decision making;


Preventing, detecting, and treating acute and chronic complications of diabetes;


Developing personal strategies to address psychosocial issues and concerns; or


Developing personal strategies to promote health and behavior change;


Develop an individualized education and support plan focused on behavior change, which shall be documented in an education or health record;


Develop a personalized follow-up plan for ongoing self-management support, and communicate that follow-up plan to other health care providers as necessary;


Monitor if participants are achieving their personal diabetes self-management goals and other outcomes using the following appropriate frameworks and measurement techniques:


Physical activity;


Healthy eating;


Taking medication;


Monitoring blood glucose;


Diabetes self-care related problem solving;


Reducing risks of acute and chronic complications of diabetes;


Evaluation of the psychosocial aspects of living with diabetes; or


Evaluate the effectiveness of the education and services, and engage in a systematic review of process and outcome data.

HISTORY: (40 Ky.R. 194; 591; 791; eff. 11-1-2013; Crt eff. 10-27-2020.)

7-Year Expiration: 10/27/2027

Last Updated: 12/15/2021

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