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SB 94 (BR 1084) - C. McDaniel, P. Clark, C. Girdler, W. Westerfield

     AN ACT relating to anesthesiologist assistants.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 311 to establish and incorporate definitions relevant to anesthesiologist assistants; authorize the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the licensing and regulation of anesthesiologist assistants; create a 9-member Anesthesiologist Assistant Advisory Committee; set up member requirements of the committee; give the board the power to approve the examination administered by the National Commission on Certification of Anesthesiologist Assistants before licensing anesthesiologist assistants; require training programs to be accredited by approved committees and commissions; authorize the board to revoke, suspend, deny, decline to renew, limit or restrict licensure; give the inquiry panel established in KRS 311.591 power to issue an emergency order and take necessary actions if it has probable cause to believe an anesthesiologist assistant has violated the terms of an order or has practiced in a way that the panel believes to be a danger to the health and welfare of patients or the general public; establish duties and limitations of the position; amend KRS 311.840 to include the definition of an anesthesiologist assistant; amend KRS 311.846 to conform; amend KRS 311.862 to establish new licensure requirements for a physician assistant who has not practiced as an anesthesiologist assistant in Kentucky prior to July 15, 2002.

     Jan 23-introduced in Senate
     Jan 28-to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)

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