House Bill 148

Last Action posted in committee
Title AN ACT relating to midwifery and making an appropriation therefor.
Bill Documents Introduced
Bill Request Number 389
Sponsors R. Webber, A. Scott, J. Wayne
Summary of Original Version Create new sections of KRS Chapter 309 to establish licensing for midwifery; establish terms and create definitions; establish the Kentucky Board of Midwifery, create membership, set terms, and grant authority and duties; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations; establish the scope of practice for a licensed midwife; require informed consent for practice and require disclosures; allow the board to reprimand, deny, limit, revoke, probate, or suspend licenses; establish in the State Treasury the Kentucky Board of Midwifery trust and agency fund; amend KRS 211.180 to remove midwifery from the purview of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; amend KRS 311.550 to amend the definition of medicine and osteopathy to remove a reference to the Cabinet's oversight of midwifery; declare that this Act is intended to be consistent with the United States Midwifery Education, Regulation, and Association statement on licensure, July 2015; APPROPRIATION.
Index Headings of Original Version Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Board of Midwifery, promulgation of
Appropriations - Midwifery, board of
Governor - Board of Midwifery, appointment of members of
Health and Medical Services - Midwifery, licensing, board, and regulations for
Licensing - Midwifery, licensing, board, and regulations for
Occupations and Professions - Midwifery, licensing, board, and regulations for
Physicians and Practitioners - Midwifery, licensing, board, and regulations for
Women - Midwifery, licensing, board, and regulations for
Boards and Commissions - Midwifery, establish board of
Background Checks - Midwife, required checks for licensing of


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  • posted in committee

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