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HB 65 (BR 250) - T. Burch, D. Horlander

     AN ACT relating to acupuncture.
     Amend various sections of KRS 311.671 to 311.686 to change acupuncture from a certified to a licensed profession; amend KRS 311.676 to increase penalty for practicing acupuncture without a license to a Class D felony; amend KRS 311.680 to clarify the definition of potentially serious disorders or conditions.


     HCS - Retain original provisions of the bill except delete new language changing the penalty for practicing acupuncture without a license to a Class D felony; delete new language requiring an acupuncturist to notify instead of consult with a patient's physician; delete new language referencing such potentially serious disorders or conditions as uncontrolled hypertension and uncontrolled diabetes.

     (Prefiled by the sponsor(s).)

     Nov 4-To: Interim Joint Committee on Licensing and Occupations
     Jan 5-introduced in House; to Health & Welfare (H)
     Jan 11-posted in committee
     Jan 14-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Jan 15-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, January 19, 2010
     Jan 22-3rd reading, passed 88-7 with Committee Substitute
     Jan 25-received in Senate
     Jan 26-to Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 2-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 3-2nd reading, to Rules
     Mar 10-posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, March 15, 2010
     Mar 15-recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S)

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