SB 128 (BR 1755) - J. Pendleton
AN ACT relating to medical treatment of mentally ill persons.
Amend KRS 202A.161 to permit physician assistants and advanced registered nurse practitioners to complete initial examinations for persons admitted to mental hospitals or institutions.
SB 128 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions except add that the initial examination of a person admitted under KRS Chapter 202A may be conducted by a physician assistant or an advanced registered nurse practitioner; create a new section of KRS Chapter 216B to permit a physician assistant or an advanced registered nurse practitioner to perform history and physical examination and to order and review the continuation of restraints and seclusion; require the history and physical examination to be current within 7 days and permit records of the history and examination to be transferred to another level of care within the same hospital; require administrative regulations by the Cabinet for Health Services to specify the content of the history and physical examination.
HFA (1, M. Marzian) - Make technical correction.
HFA (2, M. Marzian) - Clarify that physician assistants are credentialed, not licensed, and are a health care practitioners, not independent practitioners; make technical correction.
Jan 24-introduced in Senate
Jan 26-to Licensing and Occupations (S)
Feb 3-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Feb 4-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 8-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 10, 2000
Feb 10-3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House
Feb 14-to Health and Welfare (H)
Feb 23-posted in committee
Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 15-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 16-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 17, 2000; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 17-floor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 20-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2)
Mar 21-received in Senate
Mar 29-posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) ; taken from the Regular Orders of the Day, placed in Consent Orders of the Day; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) ; passed 37-0
Apr 11-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
Apr 21-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 422)