06RS SB78


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SB 78 (BR 1251) - T. Buford

     AN ACT relating to physician assistants.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311.840 to 311.862 to preclude anyone from holding himself or herself out as a physician assistant or practicing as a physician assistant unless he or she is licensed under this Act; establish exceptions; establish procedures for license renewal; establish provisions for the imposition of a late fee and a reinstatement fee; extend licensing status to those physician assistants who are certified on the effective date of this Act; amend KRS 311.840 to define "family member"; "location separate from the supervising physician"; and "practice as a physician assistant"; amend KRS 311.842 to authorize the board to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the issuance, renewal and reinstatement of licenses; establish how vacancies in the advisory committee's membership is established; set out the term of office for members of the advisory committee; establish quorum for committee; amend KRS 311.844 to establish licensing requirements; create an inactive status license; establish requirements to which a person on inactive status must adhere; amend KRS 311.845, 311.846, 311.848, 311.850, 311.852, 311.854, 311.856, 311.860, 311.862, to conform; amend KRS 311.990 to establish penalties for those who hold themselves out or practice as a physician assistant without holding a license.


     SCS - Delete original provisions except retain original provisions related to licensing.

     SFA (1, T. Buford) - Add new section to clarify that Kentucky-certified physician assistants in good standing on the effective date of this Act shall automatically become licensed under this Act.

     Jan 11-introduced in Senate
     Jan 13-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Feb 15-2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 23, 2006
     Feb 23-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
     Feb 24-received in House
     Feb 28-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Mar 7-posted in committee
     Mar 9-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 10-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 14-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, March 15, 2006
     Mar 15-3rd reading, passed 98-0
     Mar 16-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
     Mar 17-enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Mar 28-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 78)

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