201 KAR 20:440. Training of registered nurses employed by an ambulance service in determination of death and discontinuance of resuscitation.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 72.020, 216B.410, 311.621-311.643, 314.181, 446.400

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 314.131(1), 314.181(3), (4)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 314.181(4) requires the Board of Nursing to promulgate an administrative regulation establishing the in-service training requirements for a registered nurse relating to determination of death and preservation of evidence. This administrative regulation establishes the training program requirements for a registered nurse employed by an ambulance service.

 

      Section 1. The training program shall not be less than three (3) hours in length and shall include at least the following:

      (1) Information on and a copy of KRS 314.181;

      (2) Information on and a copy of 201 KAR 20:420;

      (3) Information on and a copy of 201 KAR 20:430;

      (4) Information on and a copy of KRS 72.020;

      (5) Information on and a copy of KRS 311.621 to 311.643;

      (6) Information on the duties of and role of the coroner and state medical examiner; and

      (7) Information on preservation of evidence; and at the scene of a death.

 

      Section 2. Except as provided in Section 4 of this administrative regulation, the training shall be conducted under the supervision of the medical director or supervising physician of the ambulance service for whom the registered nurse works. The medical director shall certify that the training has been conducted in accordance with the requirements of this administrative regulation.

 

      Section 3. The medical director of the ambulance service providing the training shall invite the coroner of the county in which the training is conducted to attend the training and assist in the instruction.

 

      Section 4. A registered nurse may, with the written approval of the medical director of the ambulance service for which the registered nurse works, attend the training specified in this administrative regulation at any location in this Commonwealth where the training is being conducted.

 

      Section 5. The medical director conducting training under this administrative regulation shall make a written report to the Board of Nursing containing the names of all registered nurses who successfully complete the training. The report shall be sent to the Board of Nursing within twenty (20) working days after the conclusion of the training. (25 Ky.R. 2234; Am. 26 Ky.R. 374; eff. 8-16-99.)