03RS HB405


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HB 405/FN (BR 302) - M. Marzian, D. Sims

     AN ACT relating to nursing.
     Amend KRS 314.011 to define "medication aide"; create new section of KRS Chapter 314 to specify that medications may be administered only by licensed and credentialed professionals or under an approved medication administration plan and prohibit person on nurse aide abuse registry to practice as a medication aide; create new section of KRS Chapter 314 to specify requirements for application as a medication aide that include training, fees, and an examination and permit Board of Nursing to issue credential; require administrative regulations to establish standards and requirements for a medication aide credential and a medication administration plan and permit only a person credentialed to use the title of medication aide; amend KRS 314.991 to include penalties.


     HFA (1, M. Marzian) - Retain original provisions except remove all references to a medication administration plan; specify the facilities that require a medication aide or a licensed practitioner to administer medications as an intermediate care facility, a skilled nursing home, a nursing facility, a nursing home, an intermediate care facility for the mentally retarded and developmentally disabled, a psychiatric residential treatment facility, or a residential hospice facility; and delete requirement of an examination fee for a credential.

     Feb 10-introduced in House
     Feb 11-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 14-posted in committee
     Feb 20-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 21-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Monday, February 24, 2003
     Feb 24-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 28-recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)

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