00RS HB186


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HB 186 (BR 978) - B. Yonts

     AN ACT relating to registered nurses.
     Amend KRS 314.181 to permit a registered nurse to pronounce a patient in a hospital or nursing facility dead; require verification by the nurse's immediate supervisor.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; permit registered nurses to determine death of a patient whose circulation and respiration are not being artificially maintained; delete requirement that the registered nurse's supervisor verify the death; and require the nurse to notify the patient's physician according to the hospital's or facility's policy.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s))

     Jan 4-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
     Jan 5-posted in committee
     Jan 25-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 26-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 27, 2000
     Jan 27-3rd reading, passed 83-8 with Committee Substitute
     Jan 28-received in Senate
     Feb 3-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Feb 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 18-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 24, 2000
     Feb 24-3rd reading, passed 35-0
     Feb 25-received in House; enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
     Feb 28-enrolled, signed by President of the Senate; delivered to Governor
     Mar 6-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 62)

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