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SB 85/FN (BR 453) - T. Buford, J. Adams, D. Carroll, J. Carroll, P. Clark, C. Embry Jr., D. Harper Angel, J. Higdon, M. McGarvey, G. Neal, D. Ridley, J. Schickel, D. Seum, R. Thomas, R. Webb, S. West, M. Wise

     AN ACT relating to midwifery and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 309 to define terms; create the Kentucky Board of Midwifery; provide for licensure and administrative regulation requirements regarding the practice of midwifery; establish a trust and agency fund to be administered by the board to implement the licensure of midwives; set forth informed consent requirements for patient care; amend KRS 211.180 and 311.550 to conform.


     SCS1 - Retains provisions of original bill except to add new terms and amend definitions; add obstetrician to the board membership; specify that the formulary not include Schedule II, III, or IV drugs; require licensees to report data on clients for the previous year to the board; require options for moderate or high risk births to be disclosed to a client; require a record of informed consent to be kept for seven years by the midwife; amend liability language.

     Jan 07, 2016 - introduced in Senate
     Jan 12, 2016 - to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 17, 2016 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Feb 18, 2016 - 2nd reading, to Rules
     Feb 22, 2016 - taken from Rules; recommitted to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)