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HB 486 (BR 488) - J. Stacy, J. Glenn, R. Palumbo

     AN ACT relating to the licensure of medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create KRS Chapter 311B, a new chapter relating to the licensure of medical imaging technologists and radiation therapists; establish legislative policy favoring regulation by a licensing board; define terms; create the Kentucky Board for Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy to license and regulate advanced practice professionals, medical imaging technologists, radiation therapists, and limited x-ray machine operators; set up board membership, meeting, and other procedural requirements; establish board powers and duties generally, including promulgating administrative regulations to administer and enforce the chapter, setting licensing requirements, and hiring an executive director and other board administrative staff; set minimum qualifications and powers of the executive director; require the board to recognize and enforce the standards of the national organizations for the medical imaging and radiation therapy professions; forbid practice of the regulated professions without a license from the board; exempt practitioners of the healing arts, students, and federal government employees from the chapter; list those professions requiring a license from the board; authorize the board to establish the qualifications for acquiring and maintaining licensure, with the power to identify other specialties or categories of duties consistent with KRS Chapter 311B; direct the board to promulgate administrative regulations to set licensing fees; establish a trust and agency fund from licensing and other fees for use by the board; waive fees and set special procedures for licensees serving in the United States Armed Forces; allow claiming to be a licensee, employing an imaging or radiation professional, or manipulating ionizing radiation equipment or administering radiopharmaceuticals only if the person is licensed under the chapter; require licensees or employers of licensees to alert the board when a licensee has committed certain acts or has become unfit or incompetent to practice; list reasons the board may deny, revoke, or suspend a license; describe procedures for administrative hearings for licensee discipline; define conditions for instituting civil penalties; authorize the board to set reasonable fines through the promulgation of administrative regulations; repeal KRS 211.870, 211.890, and 211.993; set procedures for initial board appointments.

     Feb 14-introduced in House
     Feb 15-to Health & Welfare (H)

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