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HB 435 (BR 183) - S. Santoro, D. Keene, R. Crimm, B. Rowland, A. Webb-Edgington, A. Wuchner

     AN ACT relating to anesthesiology assistants.
     Amend various sections of KRS 311.840 to 311.862 to add to the definition of a "physician assistant" an anesthesiologist assistant who has graduated from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs and passed the certifying examination; increase the membership of the Physician Assistant Advisory Committee from nine to eleven, two of whom shall be anesthesiology assistants; exempt from licensure a student enrolled in an accredited anesthesiology program, and an anesthesiologist assistant employed by and performing duties for the federal government; require an anesthesiology assistant to provide evidence of completed continuing education and recertification by examination for license renewal; require the board to approve the examination of the National Commission for Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants; prohibit an anesthesiologist assistant trainee from being considered as practicing without authorization while enrolled in an approved program; permit a physician to enter into supervision agreements with anesthesiologist assistants, but enjoin the physician from supervising more than the maximum number allowed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; establish requirements for licensure and practice as an anesthesiologist assistant.


     HFA (1, B. Farmer) - Retain original provisions, except prohibit an anesthesiologist assistant from practicing until the Kentucky Board of Anesthesiologist Assistants is established and promulgates regulations defining the scope of practice for anesthesiologist assistants; create board and establish membership.

     Feb 21-introduced in House
     Feb 22-to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 23-posted in committee
     Feb 29-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar
     Mar 1-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Friday, March 2, 2012
     Mar 8-floor amendment (1) filed
     Mar 23-taken from the Regular Orders of the Day; recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (H)

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