KY HB308 | 2019 | Regular Session


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 1-0)
Status: Introduced on February 11 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-02-12 - to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
Pending: House Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Create new sections of KRS Chapter 314 to define "APRN-designated certified nurse midwife," "certified professional midwifery services," "council," "licensed certified professional midwife; "create the Licensed Certified Professional Midwives Advisory Council under the Board of Nursing and establish its membership; provide that a licensed 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 licensed certified professional midwives, including a requirement for informed consent, fees for permits, statewide requirements for transfer of care, medical tests, and a formulary of medications; permit the board to require a criminal background investigation of an applicant for a license as a licensed 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 licensed certified professional midwife; establish a work group to develop statewide transfer guidelines; amend KRS 164.298, 211.180, 311.271, and 311.550 to conform; require data to be collected about the place of delivery and planned place of delivery; prohibit performing abortions; provide an education requirement to meet United States educational accreditation standards; provide that any medications used by a licensed certified professional midwife are for the safe conduct of pregnancy, labor and birth, and immediate care of a newborn.

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AN ACT relating to licensed certified professional midwives.



2019-02-12Houseto Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
2019-02-11Houseintroduced in House


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