KY HB135 | 2020 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on February 7 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-02-10 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
Pending: Senate Licensing, Occupations & Administrative Regulations Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Amend KRS 311.842 to require the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure to promulgate administrative regulations relating the prescribing of controlled substances by physician assistants; amend KRS 311.844 to establish continuing education requirements for physician assistants who are authorized to prescribe controlled substances; amend KRS 311.850 to permit the board to take action against the license of a physician's assistant for certain sexual offenses, for being unable to practice medicine due to physical or mental illness, or for engaging in dishonorable, unethical, or unprofessional conduct; amend KRS 311.854 to permit the executive director of the board to temporarily approve an application for licensure and to require the board to review and approve or deny the application; 311.856 to conform; amend 311.858 to establish the process by which a physician assistant can apply for authorization to prescribe and administer controlled substances and to establish limitations on prescriptions for controlled substances issued by a physician assistant; create a new section of KRS 311.840 to 311.862 to permit a hearing or inquiry panel to order a physician assistant to undergo a physical or mental examination; create a new section of KRS 311.840 to 311.862 to permit a hearing or inquiry panel to order a physician assistant to complete a clinical competency examination or clinical skills assessment; amend KRS 311.616 to expand the impaired physicians program to include physician assistants; amend KRS 311.617 to expand the Kentucky Physicians Health Foundation to include physician assistants; amend KRS 311.619 to provide confidentiality to physician assistants participating in the impaired physician and physician assistants program; and amend KRS 218A.010 to amend the definition of practitioner.

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AN ACT relating to licensees of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.


Roll Calls

2020-02-06 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 76 (Y: 91 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 6) [PASS]


2020-02-10Senateto Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
2020-02-07Senatereceived in Senate
2020-02-06House3rd reading, passed 91-1 with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2020-02-06Houseplaced in the Orders of the Day
2020-02-06Housetaken from Rules
2020-01-31House2nd reading, to Rules
2020-01-30Housereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1) and committee amendment (1-title)
2020-01-28Houseposted in committee
2020-01-22Housereassigned to Health and Family Services (H)
2020-01-07Houseto Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
2020-01-07Houseintroduced in House
2019-12-05HousePrefiled by the sponsor(s).


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