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SB 134 (BR 22) - T. Buford, J. Adams, D. Givens, D. Harper Angel, D. Seum

     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.

     Feb 07, 2018 - introduced in Senate
     Feb 14, 2018 - to Health & Welfare (S)