GENERAL GOVERNMENT CABINET

Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators

(Amendment)

 

††††† 201 KAR 45:110. Supervision and work experience.

 

††††† RELATES TO: KRS 309.331

††††† STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 309.331(1), 309.334(2)(a)

††††† NECESSITY, FUNCTION AND CONFORMITY: KRS 309.331(1) requires the board to promulgate administrative regulations for the administration and enforcement of KRS 309.325 to 309.339. This administrative regulation establishes the amount of work experience required for licensure and the qualifications to be a supervisor.

 

††††† Section 1. Accumulation of Work Experience. An apprentice diabetes educator shall accumulate at least 750 hours of supervised work experience within five (5) years from the date of application for licensure, of which 250 hours shall have been obtained within the last twelve (12) months preceding licensure application.

 

††††† Section 2. Supervision. (1)(a) The apprentice diabetes educator shall:

††††† 1. Interact with the supervisor no less than two (2) hours per month in any month in which the apprentice accumulates work experience to discuss the apprentice diabetes educatorís work with clients; and

††††† 2. Review the apprentice diabetes educatorís provision of diabetes self-management education.

††††† (b) The apprentice diabetes educator shall interact with the supervisor no less than two (2) hours quarterly while being physically present in the same room.

††††† (2) The hours of work experience and verification by the apprentice diabetes educator and supervisor shall be documented on the Application for Licensure, Form DE-01.

††††† (3) A supervisor shall not serve as a supervisor for more than four (4) apprentice diabetes educators at a time.

††††† (4) The supervision process shall focus on:

††††† (a) Identifying strengths, developmental needs, and providing[provide] direct feedback to foster the professional development of the apprentice diabetes educator;

††††† (b) Identifying and providing appropriate resources to facilitate learning and professional growth;

††††† (c) Developing awareness of professional and ethical responsibilities in the practice of diabetes education; and

††††† (d) Ensuring the safe and effective delivery of diabetes education services and fostering the professional competence and development of the apprentice diabetes educator.

 

††††† Section 3. Documentation Requirements. The documentation required by the Supervised Work Experience Report, Form DE-05 shall be maintained for a period of five (5) years and provided to the board at the request of the board.

 

††††† Section 4. Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by reference:

††††† (a) "Application for Licensure", Form DE-01, 06/2014[(06/2013)]; and

††††† (b) "Supervised Work Experience Report", Form DE-05, 06/2014[(06/2013)].

††††† (2) This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

KIM DECOSTE, Chairperson

††††† APPROVED BY AGENCY: June 12, 2014

††††† FILED WITH LRC: June 12, 2014 at 2 p.m.

††††† PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on July 24, 2014 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time at the Office of Occupations and Professions, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601. Individuals interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by 5 workdays prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing is received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. This hearing is open to the public. Any person who wished to be heard will be given an opportunity to comment on the proposed administrative regulation. A transcript of the public hearing will not be made unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted until July 31, 2014. Send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to the contact person.

††††† CONTACT PERSON: Matt James, Board Counsel, Asst. Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General, 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 118, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, phone (502) 696-5300, fax (502) 564-9380.

 

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT

 

Contact Person: Matt James

††††† (1) Provide a brief summary of:

††††† (a) What this administrative regulation does: The regulation establishes the work experience and supervision required for licensure.

††††† (b) The necessity of this administrative regulation: This regulation is necessary because it explains the amount of work experience needed for licensure and the standards for supervision.

††††† (c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statues: The board is given the authority to establish administrative regulations for the practice of diabetes educators.

††††† (d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: This administrative regulation sets forth the definitions of work experience and supervision for apprentice diabetes educators.

††††† (2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:

††††† (a) How the amendment will change this existing administrative regulation: The amendment updates material incorporated by reference.

††††† (b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation: The material incorporated by reference is being updated.

††††† (c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: This amendment updates the application form.

††††† (d) How the amendment will assist in the effective and administration of the statutes: This amendment will update the application form.

††††† (3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation: Over 100 individuals have already been licensed as diabetes educators, and future applications may result in up to 250 individuals being licensed as diabetes educators.

††††† (4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this regulation, if new, or by the change if it is an amendment, including:

††††† (a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with the administrative regulation or amendment: This amendment updates the forms that apprentice diabetes educators are required to file.

††††† (b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3): The fee for applying is established in a separate regulation.

††††† (c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3): Apprentice diabetes educators will be able to apply for licensure and receive supervision.

††††† (5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost to implement this administrative regulation:

††††† (a) Initially: The budget for the board is unknown, as it is unknown how many persons will ultimately apply for licensure.

††††† (b) On a continuing basis: The budget for the board cannot be estimated for the future until the total number of licensees is known with more precision.

††††† (6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation: The boardís operation is funded by the fees paid by licensees and apprentice diabetes educators.

††††† (7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new or by the change if it is an amendment: No increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation.

††††† (8) State whether or not this administrative regulation establishes any fees or directly or indirectly increases any fees: This administrative regulation did not establish the fees. The application fee is set in a separate regulation.

††††† (9) TIERING: Is tiering applied? Tiering was not applied.

 

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

††††† 1. What units, parts or divisions of state or local government (including cities, countries fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation? The Kentucky Board of Licensed Diabetes Educators is housed for administrative purposes within the Office of Occupations and Professions in the Public Protection Cabinet.

††††† 2. Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation. KRS 309.331, 309.334

††††† 3. Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect.

††††† (a) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments or school districts) for the first year? The revenue generated will depend on the number of apprentice diabetes educators for the year.

††††† (b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments or school districts) for subsequent years? The revenue will depend on the number of apprentice diabetes educators for the subsequent years.

††††† (c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year? The board is charged an annual fee of $1,000 by the Office of Occupations & Professions for the administrative services provided prior to the issuing of licenses.

††††† (d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years? The board will be charged an annual fee of $1,000 by the Office of Occupations & Professions for the administrative services provided prior to the issuing of licenses for this biennium. The fee will be reviewed when determining the next biennium budget.

††††† Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.

††††† Revenues (+/-): N/A

††††† Expenditures (+/-): N/A

††††† Other Explanation: N/A