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SB 21 (BR 837) - G. Tapp

     AN ACT relating to nursing.
     Amend KRS 314.031 to require reporting to the nursing board that a nurse is suspected of abusing controlled substances, prescription medication, illegal substances, or alcohol; amend KRS 314.042 to clarify that nothing in KRS Chapter 314 requires a nurse anesthetist to enter into any type of collaborative agreement with a physician; amend KRS 314.075 to make technical corrections; amend KRS 314.091 to add guilty pleas from pretrial diversion orders to the definition of "conviction"; add illegal substances to the list of substances that merit potential disciplinary action by the board; amend KRS 314.109 to require notifying the board of any misdemeanor or felony criminal convictions within 90 days; delete language that allowed the board to initiate an immediate temporary suspension of any person who fails to make this notification.

SB 21 - AMENDMENTS


     HCS - Retain provisions of the bill; create a new section of KRS 320 to permit optometrists and ophthalmologists to dispense ocular devices containing pharmaceutical agents if approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration.

     HFA (1/Title, T. Burch) - Make title amendment.

     HFA (2, D. Watkins) - Retain original provisions except replace Section 6 with new language to permit a therapeutically certified optometrist to prescribe, fit, and use contact lenses with pharmaceutical agents as approved by the federal Food and Drug Administration; permit therapeutically certified optometrist to provide and fit contact lenses with pharmaceutical agents from a prescription from a physician or osteopath; specify that KRS 367.681, 367.682, 367.684, and 367.685 apply to prescribing and dispensing contact lenses with pharmaceutical agents.

     HFA (3, D. Watkins) - Retain original provisions except delete Section 6 in its entirety.

     HFA (4, D. Floyd) - Retain original provisions except specify that action may be taken against a license for a nurse who is suspected of abusing alcohol in a manner that interferes with the practice of nursing, or is suspected of abusing controlled substances, prescription medications, or illegal substances.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 8-introduced in Senate; to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
     Jan 22-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Jan 23-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, January 23, 2008
     Jan 24-3rd reading, passed 36-0
     Jan 25-received in House
     Jan 29-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Mar 21-posted in committee
     Mar 25-floor amendment (1-title) filed
     Mar 26-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute ; floor amendments (2) (3) and (4) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 27-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 28, 2008
     Apr 1-3rd reading; floor amendment (4) defeated ; passed 91-1 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1-title) ; received in Senate
     Apr 2-to Rules (S); posted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1-title) ; Senate concurred in House Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1-title) ; passed 36-0; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Apr 3-delivered to Governor
     Apr 14-signed by Governor (Acts Ch. 99)

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