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HB 148 (BR 389) - R. Webber, A. Scott, J. Wayne

     AN ACT relating to midwifery and making an appropriation therefor.
     Create new sections of KRS Chapter 309 to establish licensing for midwifery; establish terms and create definitions; establish the Kentucky Board of Midwifery, create membership, set terms, and grant authority and duties; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations; establish the scope of practice for a licensed midwife; require informed consent for practice and require disclosures; allow the board to reprimand, deny, limit, revoke, probate, or suspend licenses; establish in the State Treasury the Kentucky Board of Midwifery trust and agency fund; amend KRS 211.180 to remove midwifery from the purview of the Cabinet for Health and Family Services; amend KRS 311.550 to amend the definition of medicine and osteopathy to remove a reference to the Cabinet's oversight of midwifery; declare that this Act is intended to be consistent with the United States Midwifery Education, Regulation, and Association statement on licensure, July 2015; APPROPRIATION.

     Jan 06, 2017 - introduced in House
     Feb 07, 2017 - to Health and Family Services (H)
     Feb 15, 2017 - posted in committee