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HB 241 (BR 896) - M. Marzian, J. Greer, J. Jenkins, R. Palumbo

     AN ACT relating to physician assistants.
     Create a new section of KRS 311.840 to 311.862 to permit physician assistants to prescribe, dispense, and administer drugs and medical devices as delegated by the supervising physician and to prescribe all legend drugs and Schedules II to V controlled substances; amend KRS 311.840 to make a technical change to define "legend drug"; amend KRS 311.856 to delete the provisions requiring a supervising physician to prohibit a physician assistant from prescribing and dispensing controlled substances and to sign records of service; amend KRS 311.858 to make a technical change to delete the provision that physician assistants may prescribe and administer nonscheduled legend drugs by delegation of the supervising physician; amend KRS 311.860 to change the term "nonseparate location" to "physician's primary location" and to change the required months of on-site supervision of new physician assistant graduates from 18 months to 6 months.


     SFA (1, J. Denton) - Amend KRS 216B.020 to require a certificate of need for ophthalmic laser surgery unless services are currently in place or are performed by an ophthalmologist.
     SFA (2/Title, J. Denton) - Make title amendment.

     Feb 1-introduced in House
     Feb 2-to Health & Welfare (H)
     Feb 7-posted in committee
     Feb 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Feb 11-2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 15-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Wednesday, February 16, 2011
     Feb 17-3rd reading, passed 77-21
     Feb 18-received in Senate
     Feb 23-to Judiciary (S); floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed
     Mar 2-taken from Judiciary (S); 1st reading; returned to Judiciary (S)
     Mar 3-taken from Judiciary (S); 2nd reading; returned to Judiciary (S)

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