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SB 154 (BR 459) - T. Buford, D. Harper Angel, D. Ridley

     AN ACT relating to physician assistants.
     Amend KRS 311.856 to allow the supervising physician, practice, or institution to determine a physician assistant's countersignature requirements; direct the supervising physician to outline the specific parameters for review in the application required by KRS 311.854.


     SCS1 - Retain original provisions, except amend KRS 311.854 to make the physician application to serve as a supervising physician include an outline of the specific parameters for review of countersignatures; amend KRS 311.856 to require a supervising physician to review and countersign a sufficient number of a physician assistant's overall medical notes; define the terms "practice" and "institution" within the context of physician assistant countersignature requirements.

     Feb 04, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 08, 2016 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 16, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 17, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22, 2016 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, February 23, 2016
     Feb 23, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 37-0 with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 24, 2016 - received in House
     Feb 25, 2016 - to Health & Welfare (H)
     Mar 17, 2016 - posted in committee
     Mar 22, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 23, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for Friday, March 25, 2016
     Mar 25, 2016 - 3rd reading, passed 97-0; received in Senate
     Mar 28, 2016 - enrolled, signed by President of the Senate
     Mar 29, 2016 - enrolled, signed by Speaker of the House; delivered to Governor
     Apr 09, 2016 - signed by Governor (Acts, ch. 88)