HB 102 (BR 180) - M. Marzian, C. Hoffman
AN ACT relating to nursing.
Create a new section of KRS Chapter 314 to enact and enter into the Nurse Licensure Compact with all other jurisdictions that legally join in the compact; declare the purpose of the compact; define terms; recognize a multistate licensure privilege to practice for registered nurses or practical nurses; permit the Kentucky Board of Nursing to limit or revoke the multistate licensure privilege of any nurse to practice in Kentucky; establish application requirements; require reporting of any actions taken by the Kentucky Board of Nursing to the home state of the licensee; establish a coordinated licensure information system and provide for interchange of information among compact states; provide immunity for party states, officers, employees, or agents of a party state's nurse licensing board who act in accordance with the provisions of the compact; prohibit amendment of the compact unless the amendment has been enacted into the laws of all party states; provide for severability for any provision in the compact that is contrary to the constitution of any party state or of the United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance; amend KRS 314.011 to include individuals who hold the privilege to practice in the definitions of "nurse," "registered nurse," and "licensed practical nurse"; amend KRS 314.021 to permit individuals privileged under the compact to practice in Kentucky and make it unlawful for any nurse, employer of nurses, or any person having knowledge of facts to refrain from reporting to the board a nurse who has been convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor involving drugs, alcohol, fraud, deceit, falsification of records, a breach of trust, physical harm or endangerment to others, or dishonesty under the laws of any state or of the United States or a nurse who has a license, privilege, or credential to practice as a nurse denied, limited, suspended, probated, revoked, or otherwise disciplined in another jurisdiction on grounds sufficient for these actions in the Commonwealth; amend KRS 314.042 to authorize the board to issued a registration to practice advanced registered nursing to an applicant who holds the privilege to practice as a registered nurse under the compact if the registered nurse has met all of the requirements for advance registered nursing practice; require the advanced registered nurse to maintain an active registered nurse license issued by the Kentucky Board of Nursing or to hold a current privilege to practice as a registered nurse in Kentucky; amend KRS 314.046 to permit a registered nurse privileged in Kentucky to make the actual determination and pronouncement of death for hospice patients; amend KRS 314.085 to authorize the board to require a holder of a privilege to practice as a nurse to submit to a mental-health, chemical-dependency, or physical evaluation if there is reasonable cause to believe that the holder is unable to practice with reasonable skill and safety or has abused alcohol or drugs; amend KRS 314.089 to authorize the board to temporary suspend or take disciplinary action against a privilege of a nurse granted under the compact; amend KRS 314.091 to authorize the board to reprimand, deny, limit, revoke, probate, or suspend any privilege to practice as a nurse granted under the compact; amend KRS 314.099 to establish that the jurisdiction of the Kentucky Board of Nursing includes individuals granted the privilege to practice nursing under the compact; and create a new section of KRS Chapter 314 to define the terms "registered nurse," "licensed registered nurse," "practical nurse," or "licensed practical nurse" used in KRS to include individuals licensed, credentialed, or privileged under KRS Chapter 314; EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2007.
HB 102 - AMENDMENTS
HCS - Retain original provisions; amend KRS 314.101 to permit nurses licensed in another state to practice in Kentucky during an emergency occurring in the Commonwealth or any other state declared by the President of the United States or the Governor of Kentucky; authorize the board to determine the duration and conditions of the practice during the emergency; authorize nurses licensed in another state who is in the Commonwealth on a nonroutine basis to provide nursing consultation services or present continuing education programs.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Dec 7-To: Interim Joint Committee on Health and Welfare
Jan 3-introduced in House; to Health and Welfare (H)
Jan 10-posted in committee
Feb 16-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Feb 17-2nd reading, to Rules
Feb 21-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Feb 23-3rd reading, passed 98-0 with Committee Substitute
Feb 24-received in Senate
Feb 28-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
Mar 15-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 16, 2006
Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 37-0; received in House
Mar 17-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Mar 28-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 86)