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HB 163 (BR 220) - A. Wuchner, B. DeWeese, R. Bunch, R. Crimm, M. Marzian

     AN ACT relating to the nurse licensure compact.
    Create a new section of KRS Chapter 314 to enact and enter into the Nurse Licensure Compact with all other jurisdictions that legally join in the compact; declare the purpose of the compact; define terms; recognize a multistate licensure privilege to practice for registered nurses or practical nurses; permit the Kentucky Board of Nursing to limit or revoke the multistate licensure privilege of any nurse to practice in Kentucky; establish application requirements; require reporting of any actions taken by the Kentucky Board of Nursing to the home state of the licensee; require compact states to participate in a coordinated licensure information system and provide for interchange of information; establish the Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators; provide immunity for party states, officers, employees, or agents of a party state's nurse licensing board who act in accordance with the provisions of the compact; prohibit amendment of the compact unless the amendment has been enacted into the laws of all party states; provide for severability for any provision in the compact that is contrary to the constitution of any party state or of the United States or the applicability thereof to any government, agency, person, or circumstance; repeal KRS 314.470, which set forth the prior version of the Nurse Licensure Compact; EFFECTIVE December 31, 2018, or upon adoption of compact by 26 states, whichever is earlier.


     HCS1 - Retain original provisions and create language related to specific communications required between the Kentucky Board of Nursing and the regulations compiler.
     SCS1 - Retain original provisions; delete language in Article I related to specific communications required between the Kentucky Board of Nursing and the regulations compiler; establish new language in Article I related to when ordinal and emergency regulations are promulgated; effective December 31, 2018 or upon adoption by 26 states.
     SFA1( R. Alvarado ) - Add new section created in KRS Chapter 194A to require telehealth services in Kentucky to be provided by professionals appropriately licensed or credentialed in Kentucky; define telehealth.
     SFA2( R. Alvarado ) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 05, 2016 - introduced in House
     Jan 06, 2016 - to Licensing & Occupations (H)
     Feb 01, 2016 - posted in committee
     Feb 17, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 18, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Monday, February 22, 2016
     Feb 22, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 94-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 23, 2016 - received in Senate
     Feb 25, 2016 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Mar 15, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 16, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Apr 01, 2016 - taken from Rules (S); recommitted to Appropriations & Revenue (S); floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, (2-title) filed