HB 155/LM (BR 4) - R. Damron
AN ACT relating to emergency medical services.
Amend KRS 311A.015, relating to the board of the Kentucky Board of Emergency Medical Services, to require the educator position on the board to be a person certified or licensed by the board; require the election of the chair and vice chair of the board to be done at the first meeting after September 1 of each year rather than in September; amend KRS 311A.020, relating to the duties of the board, to require the board to partner with other agencies in the development of trauma systems; amend KRS 311A.050, relating to training, to change reference to in house training to continuing education; change reporting of violations requirement to eliminate requirement that individuals licensed by the board report violations, retain reporting of violations by employers; amend KRS 311A.055, relating to complaints and discipline, to remove the executive director and board attorney from the preliminary inquiry board and replace them with a member of the board appointed by the chair and two persons representing the same classification of certification or licensure as the accused; require only emergency medical services employers to be notified of hearings rather than all employers of the accused; amend KRS 311A.060, relating to sanctions for violations, to add the requirement for an acceptable plan of correction; provide that a private reprimand be given to the defendant and to the emergency medical services employer, rather than all employers, of the defendant; amend KRS 311A.075, relating to immediate temporary suspension of license or certification, to permit such when an immediate temporary suspension is necessary in order to protect the public and specify the persons who must concur in the action; amend KRS 311A.125, relating to requirements for recertification, to use the term continuing education rather than in house conduct of emergency medical services training; amend KRS 311A.180, relating to medical protocols, to limit the review by the board to scope of practice issues, provide for alleged medical errors in protocols to be reported by the board to the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.
HB 155 - AMENDMENTS
HCS/LM - Delete Section 8 relating to the review of medical protocols and the reporting of medical errors in protocols.
SCS/LM - Retain original provisions; attach board to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTC); require the board to make annual reports to the General Assembly, the Kentucky Community and Technical College System, and the Governor by September 1 of each year; establish procedures by which employees of the board shall be transferred to the Kentucky Community and Technical College System and how employees who subsequently return to state employment may have records and months of service transferred back to the state system; establish a provision by which the existing funding shall be transferred to the KCTCS; establish a personnel board to make recommendations on the board's executive director, attorney and medical advisor.
SFA (1, J. Denton) - Retain original provisions; specify that personnel shall be transferred to the personnel system of the Kentucky Community and Technical College System.
(Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)
Jan 3-introduced in House; to Local Government (H)
Jan 6-posted in committee
Jan 17-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
Jan 18-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 19, 2006
Jan 20-3rd reading, passed 88-0 with Committee Substitute
Jan 23-received in Senate
Jan 25-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
Mar 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
Mar 15-2nd reading, to Rules
Mar 16-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
Mar 20-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 21, 2006
Mar 21-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 22-passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
Mar 23-3rd reading, passed 36-0 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1)
Mar 24-received in House; to Rules (H); posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) for Friday, March 24, 2006; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; passed 94-0
Apr 10-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
Apr 24-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 243)