04RS HB72


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HB 72/FN (BR 458) - M. Marzian

     AN ACT relating to nursing.
     Amend KRS 314.011 to add a definition of "clinical internship"; amend KRS 314.041 to require applicants for licensure as a registered nurse to complete a clinical internship within six months of being granted a provisional licensure; require the internship to be at least 120 hours in length; authorize the board to extend the time period for meeting the internship requirements; authorize the board to promulgate administrative regulations establishing procedures related to the internship; permit graduates of a prelicensure registered nurse program who has not successfully completed the licensure examination for registered nurses to be eligible to take the examination for licensed practical nurses upon completion a board approved practical nursing role delineation course; permit a graduate of a prelicensure registered nurse program who holds a practical nurse license from another jurisdiction to apply for a licensure as a licensed practical nurse by endorsement; amend KRS 314.051 to require applicants for licensure as a practical nurse to compete a clinical internship; amend KRS 314.071 to require every nursing license to be renewed for a period of time as determined by the board, rather than at least biennially; amend KRS 314.075 to delete the biennial licensure fee; amend KRS 314.089 to delete language authorizing the board, in cases where disciplinary action is imposed, to order that a temporary suspension continue in effect until the later of expiration of the time permitted for appeal or termination of the appellate process; amend KRS 314.091 to permit the board to take disciplinary action when a licensee, credential holder, or applicant has been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving drugs, alcohol, fraud, deceit, falsification of records, a breach of trust, physical harm or endangerment to others, or dishonesty, under the laws of any state or of the United States; amend KRS 314.099 to include the expiration of a temporary permit as jurisdiction of the board; amend KRS 314.101 to discontinue the issuance of temporary work permits to new graduates of an approved school of nursing or nurses educated outside of the United States; amend KRS 314.109 to exclude convictions of traffic-related misdemeanors from being notified to the board; provide that the amendments requiring nursing applicants to complete a clinical internship take effect on January 1, 2006.


     HCS/FN - Retain original provisions and specify dates after which inactive licenses shall not be issued and specify dates after which special licenses for retired registered and licensed practical nurses may be obtained; permit fees for special licenses to be set by administrative regulations; amend KRS 314.108 to require licensee to notify board within 30 days of a final order by submitting a certified copy of the order and letter of explanation when a license is surrendered, suspended, or revoked

     HFA (1, M. Marzian) - Retain original provisions and delete age specification for a retired nurse.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 8-posted in committee
     Jan 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, January 26, 2004
     Jan 27-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Jan 28-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Jan 29-received in Senate
     Feb 3-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 18-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 23, 2004
     Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House
     Mar 24-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 2-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 55)

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