House Bill 135

Actions | Amendments
Last Action 02/10/20: to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
Title AN ACT relating to licensees of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
Bill Documents Current
Introduced
Bill Request Number 865
Sponsors S. Sheldon, J. Blanton, T. Bojanowski, K. Bratcher, J. DuPlessis, D. Elliott, K. Flood, D. Graham, R. Huff, D. Lewis, C. Massey, R. Palumbo, P. Pratt, J. Raymond, D. Schamore, J. Sims Jr, A. Tackett Laferty, L. Yates
Summary of Original Version Amend KRS 311.842 to require the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to promulgate administrative regulations relating the prescribing of controlled substances by physician assistants; amend KRS 311.844 to establish continuing education requirements for physician assistants who are authorized to prescribe controlled substances; amend KRS 311.850 to permit the board to take action against the license of a physician's assistant for certain sexual offenses, for being unable to practice medicine due to physical or mental illness, or for engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct; amend KRS 311.854 to permit the executive director of the board to temporarily approve an application for licensure and to require the board to review and approve or deny the application; 311.856 to conform; amend 311.858 to establish the process by which a physician assistant can apply for authorization to prescribe and administer controlled substances and to establish limitations on prescriptions for controlled substances issued by a physician assistant; create a new section of KRS 311.840 to 311.862 to permit a hearing or inquiry panel to order a physician assistant to undergo a physical or mental examination; create a new section of KRS 311.840 to 311.862 to permit a hearing or inquiry panel to order a physician assistant to complete a clinical competency examination or clinical skills assessment; amend KRS 311.616 to expand the impaired physicians program to include physician assistants; amend KRS 311.617 to expand the Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation to include physician assistants; amend KRS 311.619 to provide confidentiality to physician assistants participating in the impaired physician and physician assistants program; and amend KRS 218A.010 to amend the definition of practitioner.
Index Headings of Original Version Drugs and Medicines - Controlled substances, physician assistants, prescriptive authority
Health and Medical Services - Controlled substances, physician assistants, prescriptive authority
Occupations and Professions - Physician assistants, controlled substances, prescriptive authority
Physicians and Practitioners - Physician assistants, controlled substances, prescriptive authority
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, prescribing controlled substances, physician assistants
Local Mandate - Physician assistants, controlled substances, prescriptive authority
Jump to Proposed Amendments House Committee Substitute 1
House Committee Amendment 1
Votes Vote History

Actions

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12/05/19
  • Prefiled by the sponsor(s).
01/07/20
  • introduced in House
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
01/22/20
  • reassigned to Health and Family Services (H)
01/28/20
  • posted in committee
01/30/20
  • reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
01/31/20
  • 2nd reading, to Rules
02/06/20
  • taken from Rules
  • placed in the Orders of the Day
  • 3rd reading, passed 91-1 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
02/07/20
  • received in Senate
02/10/20
  • to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

Proposed Amendments

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Amendment House Committee Substitute 1
Summary Retain original provisions; require a physician assistant to have at least 1 year of experience before being eligible to apply for authorization to prescribe controlled substances; require a physician assistant who is authorized to prescribe controlled substances to complete an additional 5 hours of continuing education; delete the requirement that a physician assistant provide evidence of training in clinical pharmacology; delete provision for temporary approval by the executive director of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure; delete provisions permitting the board to require a physician assistant to complete a clinical competency exam or skill assessment if the physician assistant has not practiced for two years; and replace references to dispensing controlled substances with administering controlled substances; amend KRS 311.616 to include reference to the Kentucky Physician Health Foundation; repeal KRS 311.617.
Index Headings Drugs and Medicines - Controlled substances, physician assistants, prescriptive authority
Health and Medical Services - Controlled substances, physician assistants, prescriptive authority
Occupations and Professions - Physician assistants, controlled substances, prescriptive authority
Physicians and Practitioners - Physician assistants, controlled substances, prescriptive authority
Administrative Regulations and Proceedings - Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, prescribing controlled substances, physician assistants

Amendment House Committee Amendment 1
Summary Make title amendment.
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