HB 354 (BR 1266) - T. Burch, D. Watkins
AN ACT relating to medical practice.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to require the board to design a program to ensure that a physician offers testimony in accord with his or her professional knowledge of skills; create an expert witness certificate program for individuals who submit certain documents, require that individuals testifying as expert medical witnesses be certified by this program before their testimony may be admitted as expert testimony; clarify that the certificate shall only permit an individual to testify and not practice medicine; state 18 subjects to which an individual, under penalty of perjury, shall attest before he or she may receive an expert witness certificate; state circumstances under which the board may pursue disciplinary action, issue fines of up to $10,000, and revoke an expert witness certificate.
HB 354 - AMENDMENTS
HFA (1/P, T. Moore) - Insert provisions to create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to specify how the phrase "individual, private setting" shall be interpreted in informed consent situations.
HFA (2/P, T. Moore) - Insert provisions to create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.820 to regulate abortions in relation to the detection of a fetal heartbeat; amend KRS 311.597 to provide for professional physician discipline relative to abortions performed in violation in section 1 of the bill; amend KRS 311.720 to define terms.
HFA (3/P, T. Moore) - Insert provisions to create a new section of KRS 311.710 to 311.820 to require an ultrasound prior to an abortion; amend KRS 311.990 to provide a criminal penalty.
Jan 31-introduced in House
Feb 1-to Judiciary (H)
Mar 16-floor amendments (1) (2) and (3) filed