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SB 134 (BR 22) - T. Buford, J. Adams, J. Carroll, P. Clark, D. Givens, D. Harper Angel, A. Kerr, D. Ridley, D. Seum, R. Thomas, R. Webb

     AN ACT relating to permits for certified professional midwives.
    Create new sections of KRS Chapter 314 to define "APRN-designated certified nurse midwife," "certified professional midwife," "certified professional midwifery services," and "council"; create the Certified Professional Midwives Advisory Council under the Board of Nursing and establish its membership; provide that a certified professional midwife has same authority and responsibility as other licensed health care providers regarding public health laws and require each to keep appropriate medical records; require the board to promulgate administrative regulations relating to certified professional midwives, including a requirement for informed consent, fees for permits, statewide requirements for emergency transfer of care, medical tests, and a formulary of medications; 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; require the council to delineate findings on restrictions to providing certified professional midwifery services; provide immunity from liability in civil action for health care providers who have acted in consultation with a certified professional midwife; amend KRS 164.298, 211.180, 311.271, and 311.550 to conform.


     SCS1 - Add data to be collected about the place of delivery and planned place of delivery; prohibit performing abortions; add education to meet United States educational accreditation standards; add that any medications used by a CPM are for the safe conduct of pregnancy, labor and birth, and immediate care of a newborn.
     SFA1( R. Alvarado ) - Amend to require transfer agreements with health care facilities that deliver babies delete maximum fee for initial certification; list cases in which a CPM is prohibited from providing services; prohibit a CPM from performing an abortion and make it a Class D felony for a CPM convicted of performing an abortion.

     Feb 07, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 14, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)
     Mar 19, 2018 - reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
     Mar 20, 2018 - 2nd reading, to Rules; floor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
     Mar 22, 2018 - posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, March 22, 2018; passed over and retained in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 27, 2018 - 3rd reading; floor amendment (1) defeated; passed 29-8 with Committee Substitute (1); received in House