10 KAR 3:020. Establishing and funding telehealth network training centers.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 11.550, 45A.605, 197.020, 205.510, 205.559, 211.195, 304.17A-005, 304.17A-138, 310.200, 311.550, 311.5975, 312.220, 313.255, 314.155, 314A.230, 315.310, 319.140, 319A.300, 320.390, 327.200, 334A.200, 335.158, 335.380

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 11.550(3)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 11.550(3) requires the Telehealth Board to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the establishment of telehealth training centers, the development of a telehealth network of rural sites, the establishment of protocols and standards to be followed by the training centers and rural sites, and the maintenance of the central link for the network with the Kentucky information highway. This administrative regulation establishes the telehealth training centers at the University of Kentucky, University of Louisville, the pediatric-affiliated hospitals at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville, and one (1) each in western Kentucky and eastern Kentucky.

 

      Section 1. Training Center Basic Criteria. (1) The training centers shall be established by the board for the purpose of promoting telehealth activities.

      (2) The training centers shall be equipped and staffed to provide technical training for telehealth applications.

      (3) The training centers shall oversee the development of continuing education programs designed to familiarize practitioners throughout the Commonwealth with telehealth applications.

      (4) The training centers shall train practitioners implementing telehealth applications.

      (5) The training centers shall meet clinical, professional, and technical standards as determined by the Telehealth Board.

 

      Section 2. University Training Center Participation. The training centers at the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville shall be awarded funding once a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) is entered into between the university and the Telehealth Board for that purpose.

 

      Section 3. Other Training Center Participation. The training center sites in western Kentucky and eastern Kentucky shall be determined by the Telehealth Board pursuant to the provisions of KRS Chapter 45A.

 

      Section 4. Disbursement of Funds. Disbursement of funds shall be determined by the Telehealth Board based on the availability of funding.

 

      Section 5. Reporting Requirements. The training centers shall submit semi-annual progress reports to the Telehealth Board based on criteria developed by the Telehealth Board. (27 Ky.R. 3181;. 28 Ky.R. 65; eff. 7-16-2001.)