06RS HB651


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HB 651 (BR 1848) - D. Horlander

     AN ACT relating to athletic trainers.
     Create new sections of KRS 311.900 to 311.928 to establish a nine-member advisory council to make recommendations to the Board of Medical Licensure regarding the certification of athletic trainers; establish the advisory council's duties; establish requirements for certification to include obtaining national certification or licensure or certification in another state with standards that are substantially equivalent to those in Kentucky; create exemptions to certification; establish the requirements for and duties of supervising physicians; require that disciplinary proceedings comply with KRS 311.591, 311.592, 311.593, 311.599 and with KRS Chapter 13B; establish procedures by which an emergency order may be issued; set up rules of procedure governing the issuance of an emergency order; amend KRS 311.900 to expand the scope of practice of an athletic trainer; amend KRS 311.928 and 311.990 to conform; repeal various sections in KRS 311.900 to 311.928.


     HCS - Retain original provisions; define "athlete"; include in the definition of "athletic injury" an injury or condition that is within the athletic trainer's scope of practice that has been identified by a licensed physician, physical therapist, occupational therapist, or chiropractor as one that would benefit from athletic training services; clarify that the board shall not be required to implement the advisory council's recommendations; delete language allowing the board to waive the requirement that the supervising physician's practice be primarily in Kentucky; delete language establishing an alternate supervising physician and setting out his or her qualifications; cap the fine to be assessed by the board at $5,000; establish as conditions for disciplinary action aiding, assisting, or abetting in the practice of chiropractics and the willful violation of KRS 311.900 to 311.928.

     SCS - Retain original provisions of HCS; clarify that injury does not include medical conditions such as internal infection, internal injuries, fractures, and spinal cord injuries, except in an acute situation; require that a supervisor's activities take place pursuant to written or oral orders by a licensed physician; delete provisions sections establishing the qualifications and responsibilities of a supervising physician; add new section setting out the parameters of the certified athletic trainer's practice.

     Feb 22-introduced in House
     Feb 23-to Licensing and Occupations (H)
     Feb 27-posted in committee
     Mar 8-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 9-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 10, 2006
     Mar 14-3rd reading, passed 96-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 15-received in Senate
     Mar 17-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules
     Apr 11-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Tuesday, April 11, 2006; 3rd reading, passed 38-0 with Committee Substitute ; received in House; posted for passage for concurrence in Senate Committee Substitute ; House concurred in Senate Committee Substitute ; passed 93-2
     Apr 12-enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 24-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 248)

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