00RS SB351


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SB 351/FN (BR 2410) - E. Scorsone

     AN ACT relating to respiratory care practitioners.
     Amend KRS 314A.010 to define "direct supervision" and "indirect supervision" and "entry level therapist"; change references to accrediting entities; amend KRS 314A.100 to clarify the scope of practice; amend KRS 314A.110 to clarify the national certifications required for mandatory state certification; create a new section of KRS Chapter 314A to require persons eligible for limited mandatory certification to meet the criteria under the chapter and under administrative regulations; amend KRS 314A.200 to require members of Board of Respiratory Care to be voting members, and clarify member qualifications; amend KRS 314A.220 to require the board to prescribe fees by administrative regulation; amend KRS 314A.225 to provide that the board may order immediate temporary suspension of a certificate and specify circumstances, and provide for hearing; provide for terms of current board members to expire on October 31, 2000, for new members to be appointed by October 31, 2000, to staggered terms, and specify procedure for initial appointment.


     SCS/FN - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 314A.010 to define "documented competency."

     Feb 29-introduced in Senate
     Mar 2-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 10, 2000
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 13-received in House
     Mar 14-to Health and Welfare (H); posting waived; posted in committee
     Mar 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 17-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 20-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 21, 2000
     Mar 22-3rd reading, passed 95-1
     Mar 23-received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer, delivered to Governor
     Apr 3-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 295)

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