House Bill 288

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 2nd reading, to Rules
Title AN ACT relating to physician assistants.
Bill Documents Bill
Bill Request Number 1259
Sponsors M. Marzian, K. Hall, T. Thompson
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 311.856 to delete the prohibition against physician assistants prescribing controlled substances; amend KRS 311.858 to allow physician assistants to prescribe Schedules II through V controlled substances if delegated to do so by their supervising physicians; require that prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances be limited to a 72-hour supply with no refills; require that prescriptions for Schedule III controlled substances be limited to a 30-day supply with no refills; require that prescriptions for Schedules IV and V controlled substances be limited to the original prescription and refills not to exceed a six month supply; require the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, on the recommendations of the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee, to limit the prescribing of specific controlled substances that have been identified as having the greatest potential for abuse and diversion; establish eligibility requirements for physician assistants who are given prescriptive authority; and amend KRS 218A.010 to include a physician assistant in the definition of "practitioner."
Index Headings of Original Version Drugs and Medicines - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Health and Medical Services - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Occupations and Professions - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Physicians and Practitioners - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
Senate Floor Amendment 1
Senate Floor Amendment 2
Votes Vote History

Actions

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02/05/09
  • introduced in House
02/06/09
  • to Health & Welfare (H)
02/11/09
  • posted in committee
02/26/09
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
02/27/09
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
  • posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 3, 2009
03/03/09
  • taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day
03/04/09
  • 3rd reading, passed 88-6 with Committee Substitute
03/05/09
  • received in Senate
03/09/09
  • to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
03/10/09
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
  • floor amendments (1-title) and (2) filed
03/11/09
  • 2nd reading, to Rules

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Replace existing language to direct LRC staff to study granting controlled substance prescriptive authority to physician assistants and the advantages and disadvantages of expanding the prescriptive authority of physician assistants to include controlled substances.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Health and Medical Services - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Occupations and Professions - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Physicians and Practitioners - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 1
Sponsor J. Denton
Summary Make title amendment.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Health and Medical Services - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Occupations and Professions - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Physicians and Practitioners - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish

Amendment Senate Floor Amendment 2
Sponsor J. Denton
Summary Retain and reformat original provisions; attach the provisions of HB 491, except set a July 1, 2013, deadline for practice outside the provisions of the chapter; clarify that both major certifying boards for pedorthists are considered equivalent for pedorthist certification and standards of practice until superseded by the board's standards on July 1, 2013; require applicants after July 1, 2011, but before July 1, 2013, to demonstrate one year of prior work experience; allow the board to grant licensure prior to July 1, 2013, for applicants who have worked for at least five years in a prosthetic/orthotic facility as an orthotist or prosthetist, or in a pedorthic facility as a pedorthist; correct a reference to the name of a recognized accrediting agency for residency programs.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Health and Medical Services - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Occupations and Professions - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish
Physicians and Practitioners - Physician assistants, controlled substance prescriptive authority, establish

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