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SB 103 (BR 839) - J. Denton, D. Roeding

     AN ACT relating to registered nurse first assistants.
     Amend KRS 342.035 to require workers' compensation insurance carriers, worker's compensation self-insured groups, and worker's compensation self-insured employers who provide coverage for surgical first assisting benefits to provide coverage and direct payment for surgical first assisting services performed by a registered nurse first assistant; apply these provisions only if reimbursement for an assisting physician would be covered and a registered nurse first assisting who performed the services is used as a substitute.


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except specify that registered nurse first assistants are those defined in KRS 216B.015.

     SCA (1/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.

     HCS - Retain original provisions; make technical clarification concerning RNFA substitution for assisting physician for workers' compensation purposes.

     Feb 6-introduced in Senate
     Feb 8-to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Feb 22-taken from committee; 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 23-2nd reading; returned to Economic Development, Tourism & Labor (S)
     Feb 26-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title) as a Consent Bill; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, February 26; 3rd reading, passed 35-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Feb 27-received in House
     Mar 2-to Labor & Industry (H)
     Mar 5-posted in committee
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, March 12, 2007
     Mar 12-3rd reading, passed 99-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in Senate; posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute
     Mar 26-Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute ; passed 38-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 5-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 121)

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