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SB 105 (BR 45) - T. Buford, P. Clark, D. Harper Angel, D. Seum

     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.


     SFA1( R. Alvarado ) - Delete the language of the bill in its entirety; create new sections of KRS Chapter 314 to define "APRN-designated nurse midwife," "council," "midwifery," and "certified professional midwife"; create the Certified Professional Midwives Advisory Council under the Board of Nursing and establish its membership; provide that certified professional midwife has same authority and responsibility as other licensed health care providers regarding public health laws, and require to keep appropriate medical records; require board to promulgate administrative regulations relating to certified professional midwives; permit the board to require a criminal background investigation of an applicant for a permit as a certified professional midwife by means of a fingerprint check; establish certain prohibited conduct relating to the practice of midwifery; prohibit a certified professional midwife from providing services in the presence of certain high-risk conditions; provide immunity from liability in civil action for health care providers who has acted in consultation with a certified professional midwife; and establish that there is no physician-patient or nurse-patient relationship if a physician or registered nurse has consulted with a certified professional midwife but not examined or treated a client of a midwife; amend KRS 211.180 and 311.550 to conform.
     SFA2( R. Alvarado ) - Make title amendment.

     Jan 07, 2017 - introduced in Senate; to Health & Welfare (S)
     Feb 16, 2017 - reassigned to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
     Feb 21, 2017 - floor amendments (1) and (2-title) filed