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SB 127 (BR 1516) - K. Winters

     AN ACT relating to advance practice doctoral programs in nursing.
     Amend KRS 165.295 to require the six comprehensive universities to provide advanced practice doctoral programs in nursing upon approval of the Council on Postsecondary Education.


     SCS - Permit rather than require all six state public universities to provide, upon approval by the Council on Postsecondary Education, advanced practice doctoral programs in nursing; in compliance with KRS 314.111 and KRS 314.131; create a new section of KRS Chapter 164 to require the council to collaborate with the Kentucky Board of Nursing to ensure that each university offering an advanced practice doctoral degree in nursing complies with the accreditation standards of the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and with minimal education and licensure standards for admission to and graduation from an advanced practice doctoral program in nursing; designate how universities may describe the program or its participants in advertisements or communications; amend KRS 311.375 to designate how an individual displays a particular doctor degree in written material or other communications; require revocation of health provider license(s) for 6-12 months when an individual is found by a trier of fact to have committed a violation to deceive the public.

     SCA (1/Title, V. McGaha) - Make title amendment.

     SFA (1, K. Winters) - Replace Council on Postsecondary Education with the governing board of each eligible postsecondary education institution as the entity to collaborate with the Kentucky Board of Nursing to ensure compliance with accreditation and licensure standards; clarify how universities shall refer to the advanced nursing practice doctoral program and how an individual earning a doctor of nursing practice degree shall portray his or her academic credentials.

     HFA (1/P, D. Watkins) - Attach provisions of HB 350.

     HFA (2/Title, D. Watkins) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 1-introduced in Senate
     Feb 3-to Education (S)
     Mar 4-taken from committee; 1st reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 5-taken from committee; 2nd reading; returned to Education (S)
     Mar 11-reported favorably, to Rules with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title)
     Mar 16-floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 18, 2010
     Mar 18-3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute, committee amendment (1-title), floor amendment (1)
     Mar 19-received in House
     Mar 22-to Education (H)
     Mar 23-posted in committee; posting waived
     Mar 24-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar; floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 25-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 26, 2010
     Mar 26-taken from the Consent Orders of the Day, placed in the Regular Orders of the Day; 3rd reading, passed 92-0; received in Senate; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer; delivered to Governor
     Apr 7-signed by Governor (Acts ch. 80)

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