SB 134 (BR 1025) - W. Westerfield
AN ACT relating to medical practice.
Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to require the Board Medical Licensure to design a program to ensure that a physician offers testimony in accord with his or her professional knowledge of skills; create an expert witness certificate program for individuals who submit certain documents; require that individuals testifying as expert medical witnesses be certified by this program before their testimony may be admitted as expert testimony; clarify that the certificate shall only permit an individual to testify and not practice medicine; state 16 subjects to which an individual, under penalty of perjury, shall attest before he or she may receive an expert witness certificate; state circumstances under which the board may pursue disciplinary action, issue fines of up to $10,000, and revoke an expert witness certificate; create a new section of KRS Chapter 454 to establish standards for medical expert witness testimony.
Feb 11-introduced in Senate
Feb 13-to Judiciary (S)