Senate Bill 21

Actions | Amendments
Last Action signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 99)
Title AN ACT relating to nursing.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 837
Sponsor G. Tapp
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 314.031 to require reporting to the nursing board that a nurse is suspected of abusing controlled substances, prescription medication, illegal substances, or alcohol; amend KRS 314.042 to clarify that nothing in KRS Chapter 314 requires a nurse anesthetist to enter into any type of collaborative agreement with a physician; amend KRS 314.075 to make technical corrections; amend KRS 314.091 to add guilty pleas from pretrial diversion orders to the definition of "conviction"; add illegal substances to the list of substances that merit potential disciplinary action by the board; amend KRS 314.109 to require notifying the board of any misdemeanor or felony criminal convictions within 90 days; delete language that allowed the board to initiate an immediate temporary suspension of any person who fails to make this notification.
Index Headings of Original Version Health and Medical Services - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Licensing - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Occupations and Professions - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Nurses - Disciplinary action, drug abuse or criminal conviction as a basis for
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Floor Amendment 1
House Floor Amendment 2
House Floor Amendment 3
House Floor Amendment 4
Votes Vote History

Actions

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12/03/07
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/08/08
  • introduced in Senate
  • to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
01/22/08
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
01/23/08
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 23, 2008
01/24/08
  • 3rd reading, passed 36-0
01/25/08
  • received in House
01/29/08
  • to Health & Welfare (H)
03/21/08
  • posted in committee
03/25/08
  • floor amendment (1-title) filed
03/26/08
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
  • floor amendments (2) (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
03/27/08
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 28, 2008
04/01/08
  • 3rd reading
  • floor amendment (4) defeated
  • passed 91-1 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1-title)
  • received in Senate
04/02/08
  • to Rules (S)
  • posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1-title)
  • Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1-title)
  • passed 36-0
  • enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
04/03/08
  • delivered to Governor
04/14/08
  • signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 99)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain provisions of the bill; create a new section of KRS 320 to permit optometrists and ophthalmologists to dispense ocular devices containing pharmaceutical agents if approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Licensing - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Occupations and Professions - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Nurses - Disciplinary action, drug abuse or criminal conviction as a basis for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor T. Burch
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Licensing - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Occupations and Professions - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Nurses - Disciplinary action, drug abuse or criminal conviction as a basis for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor D. Watkins
Summary Retain original provisions except replace Section 6 with new language to permit a therapeutically certified optometrist to prescribe, fit, and use contact lenses with pharmaceutical agents as approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration; permit therapeutically certified optometrist to provide and fit contact lenses with pharmaceutical agents from a prescription from a physician or osteopath; specify that KRS 367.681, 367.682, 367.684, and 367.685 apply to prescribing and dispensing contact lenses with pharmaceutical agents.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Licensing - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Occupations and Professions - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Nurses - Disciplinary action, drug abuse or criminal conviction as a basis for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 3
Sponsor D. Watkins
Summary Retain original provisions except delete Section 6 in its entirety.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Licensing - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Occupations and Professions - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Nurses - Disciplinary action, drug abuse or criminal conviction as a basis for

Amendment House Floor Amendment 4
Sponsor D. Floyd
Summary Retain original provisions except specify that action may be taken against a license for a nurse who is suspected of abusing alcohol in a manner that interferes with the practice of nursing, or is suspected of abusing controlled substances, prescription medications, or illegal substances.
Index Headings Health and Medical Services - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Licensing - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Occupations and Professions - Nurses, causes for disciplinary action against
Nurses - Disciplinary action, drug abuse or criminal conviction as a basis for

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