KY SB84 | 2019 | Regular Session


Completed Legislative Action
Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Republican 5-3)
Status: Passed on March 26 2019 - 100% progression
Action: 2019-03-26 - signed by Governor (KY Acts ch. 104)
Text: Latest bill text (Enrolled) [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.


Roll Calls

2019-03-14 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading RSN# 983 (Y: 35 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]
2019-03-13 - House - House: Third Reading RCS# 306 (Y: 96 N: 1 NV: 0 Abs: 3) [PASS]
2019-02-21 - Senate - Senate: Third Reading W/scs1 RSN# 833 (Y: 32 N: 4 NV: 0 Abs: 1) [PASS]


2019-03-26Senatesigned by Governor (KY Acts ch. 104)
2019-03-14Senatedelivered to Governor
2019-03-14Senateenrolled, signed by Speaker of the House
2019-03-14Senateenrolled, signed by President of the Senate
2019-03-14SenateBill passed 35-1
2019-03-14SenateSenate concurred in House Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (2)
2019-03-14Senateposted for passage for concurrence in House Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (2) on Thursday, March 14, 2019
2019-03-13Senatereceived in Senate
2019-03-13House3rd reading, passed 96-1 with Committee Substitute (1) and floor amendment (2)
2019-03-12Housefloor amendment (1) withdrawn
2019-03-12Housefloor amendment (2) filed to Committee Substitute
2019-03-07Houseposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Tuesday, March 12, 2019
2019-03-06Housefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute
2019-03-06Housereported favorably, 2nd reading, to Rules with Committee Substitute (1)
2019-03-04Housereturned to Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
2019-03-04House1st reading
2019-03-04Housetaken from Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
2019-03-01Houseposted in committee
2019-02-25Houseto Licensing, Occupations, & Admin Regs (H)
2019-02-22Housereceived in House
2019-02-21Senatefloor amendment (3) filed to Committee Substitute
2019-02-21Senatepassed 32-4 with Committee Substitute (1)
2019-02-21Senatefloor amendments (1) and (2) ruled out of order
2019-02-21Senate3rd reading
2019-02-21Senateposted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 21, 2019
2019-02-20Senatefloor amendment (1) filed to Committee Substitute, floor amendment (2) filed
2019-02-20Senate2nd reading, to Rules
2019-02-19Senatereported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute (1)
2019-02-05Senateto Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations (S)
2019-01-11Senateintroduced in Senate


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