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SB 29/LM/CI (BR 932) - D. Roeding, G. Tapp

     AN ACT relating to prosthetics, orthotics, and pedorthics.
     Establish and create new sections of KRS Chapter 319B, regarding the licensing and regulation of practitioners of orthotics, prosthetics, and pedorthics; define terms for the chapter; establish the Kentucky Board of Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Pedorthics and its appointment and meeting procedures; delineate the duties of the board; require the board to administer and enforce the provisions of the chapter and to promulgate administrative regulations to establish factors for licensure and certification of licensed orthotists, prosthetists, and pedorthists, and certified orthotic fitters; state additional powers of the board, including the authority to employ needed personnel and contract with the Division of Occupations and Professions for the provision of administrative services; declare rules for actual physical licenses and certificates, practice authorization, and scope of practice; set a July 1, 2010, deadline for practice outside the provisions of the chapter; indicate that care or services eligible for reimbursement by Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance may only be provided pursuant to an order from a licensed physician; exempt individuals engaging in their profession from the authority of Chapter 319B, including licensed health care practitioners or providers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, physicians, chiropractors, pharmacists, and other specified individuals; exclude application of the chapter to the practice of orthotics, prosthetics, or pedorthics by licensed physicians, federal employees, designated students, or defined orthosis manufacturer employees; forbid any person from practicing as or professing to be any of the licensed or certified professionals in the chapter without a valid current license or certificate; establish license expiration and renewal dates and procedures; authorize the board to grant reciprocity with other jurisdictions, discipline licensees or deny applicants for unprofessional conduct, and set fees within specified limits; list penalties for violations of provisions of the chapter.

SB 29 - AMENDMENTS


     SCS - Retain original provisions, except expand the board's mandate to delineate standards of practice to include all persons licensed or certified under KRS Chapter 319B; clarify that both major certifying boards for pedorthists are considered equivalent for pedorthist certification and standards of practice until superseded by the board's standards on July 1, 2010; require the board to reject any license application made by July 1, 2010, when the application is based on a previous certification, unless the certification was originally held by the applicant prior to January 1, 2008.

     HCS/LM/CI - Retain original provisions, except clarify board liability to include requirement that current or former board members or affiliated persons act with ordinary care; allow licensees to receive any eligible reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance for work performed pursuant to an order from an advanced registered nurse practitioner; exempt the initial prosthetist, orthotist, and pedorthist appointments to the board from the licensing requirement; make all subsequent practitioner appointments to the board comply with the standard licensing requirements.

     HFA (1, J. Higdon) - Delete original provisions; direct the staff of the Legislative Research Commission to study the issues associated with licensed and unlicensed prosthetists, orthotists, pedorthists, and orthotic fitters, including the advantages and disadvantages of licensure of these professions in Kentucky.

     HFA (2, J. Higdon) - Delete original provisions; direct the staff of the Legislative Research Commission to study the issues associated with licensed and unlicensed prosthetists, orthotists, pedorthists, and orthotic fitters, including the advantages and disadvantages of licensure of these professions in Kentucky.

     HFA (3, J. Jenkins) - Retain original provisions, except add that board liability includes the requirement that current or former board members or affiliated persons act with ordinary care; allow licensees to receive any eligible reimbursement from Medicare, Medicaid, or health insurance for work performed pursuant to an order from an advanced registered nurse practitioner; exempt the initial prosthetist, orthotist, and pedorthist appointments to the board from the licensing requirement; make all subsequent practitioner appointments to the board comply with the standard licensing requirements.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Jan 8-introduced in Senate; to Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations (S)
     Jan 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 30-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 6-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 7, 2008
     Feb 7-3rd reading, passed 32-2-1 with Committee Substitute
     Feb 8-received in House
     Feb 12-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Mar 14-posted in committee
     Mar 19-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute ; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) filed
     Mar 20-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Judiciary (H)
     Mar 26-reported favorably, to Rules; posting waived retroactively; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 27, 2008
     Mar 27-floor amendment (3) filed
     Mar 28-3rd reading, passed 86-5 with Committee Substitute, floor amendment (1) ; received in Senate

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