03RS HB459


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HB 459 (BR 1523) - J. Jenkins, J. Vincent

     AN ACT relating to health care practitioners.
     Amend KRS 217.005(35) to add medical professionals licensed in another state to the definition of "practitioner"; amend KRS 217.814 to define "practitioner" as the same as KRS 217.005(35); amend 218A.010 to include medical professionals licensed and who have prescriptive authority for controlled substances under the laws of another state in the definition of "practitioner"; amend KRS 315.121 to include failing to exercise due diligence in determining whether a prescription is lawful as unprofessional or unethical conduct by a pharmacist.


     HCA (1, D. Butler) - Retain the original provisions and require active practice in another state without revoked, suspended, restricted or probated license.

     HFA (1, J. Jenkins) - Change standard by which one's failure to determine whether a drug is unlawful constitutes unprofessional conduct from due diligence to appropriate professional judgment.

     Feb 11-introduced in House
     Feb 12-to Health and Welfare (H); reassigned to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Feb 13-posted in committee
     Feb 18-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with committee amendment (1)
     Feb 19-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 21-floor amendment (1) filed
     Feb 24-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 25, 2003
     Feb 26-3rd reading, passed 96-1 with committee amendment (1), floor amendment (1)
     Feb 27-received in Senate
     Feb 28-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 4-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 5-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 6-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 6, 2003
     Mar 10-3rd reading, passed 38-0; received in House
     Mar 11-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Mar 12-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 51)

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