SB 190 (BR 342) - C. Gibson
AN ACT relating to advanced practice registered nurses.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 311 to describe physician responsibilities when entering into or reporting a collaborative agreement with an advanced practice registered nurse; amend KRS 311.550 to define "collaborative agreement"; amend KRS 311.565 to authorize the medical board to determine the standard of acceptable medical practice relating to a physician's involvement in a collaborative agreement; amend KRS 311.595 to include conduct relating to a collaborative agreement as a part of engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct subject to physician licensee discipline; amend KRS 311.597 to conform; add physician conduct related to a collaborative agreement in the conduct which is calculated or has the effect of bringing the medical profession into disrepute; amend KRS 314.042 to designate details for a collaborative agreement relating to nonscheduled legend drugs; make a collaborative agreement for controlled substances address the nurse's level of prescriptive authority; include in each controlled substance collaborative agreement the level of physician availability, frequency of meetings between the collaborating nurse and physician, and minimum number of charts for physician cosigning and review; establish complaint procedures for physician conduct relating to a collaborative agreement; amend KRS 314.091 to add misconduct relating to collaborative agreements to the nurse behaviors subject to discipline by the nursing board.
Mar 1-introduced in Senate
Mar 5-to Judiciary (S)