04RS HB73


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HB 73/FN/LM/CI (BR 459) - M. Marzian

     AN ACT relating to nursing.
     Amend KRS 314.011 to define "medication aide"; create a new section of KRS 314.011 to 314.161 to specify that medications may be administered only by licensed and credentialed professionals or under an approved medication administration plan; prohibit a person on the nurse aide abuse registry from practicing as a medication aide; create a new section of KRS 314.011 to 314.161 to specify requirements for application as a medication aide that include training, fees, and an examination; permit Board of Nursing to issue credential; require administrative regulations to establish standards and requirements for a medication aide credential and a medication administration plan; permit only a person credentialed to use the title of medication aide; amend KRS 314.991 to specify penalties.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 6-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 8-posted in committee

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