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Introduction

Introduction

The following bills of interest to medicine are being considered by policymakers during the current session of the Kansas Legislature.

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Anesthesiologist Assistants

Anesthesiologist Assistants

  • Enacts licensure of anesthesiologist assistants (AAs) under the Board of Healing Arts.

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APRN independent practice

APRN independent practice

  • Removes the requirement for a collaborative practice agreement between an APRN and a physician.

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Expedited partner therapy

Expedited partner therapy

  • Allows for the use of expedited partner therapy to treat sexually transmitted disease.

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Health Care Stabilization Fund

Health Care Stabilization Fund

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  • Senate Bill 493 (support)
  • Amending healthcare stabilization fund coverage requirements and membership on the board of governors and providing for the dissolution of the fund under specified circumstances.

  • Senate Bill 350 (support)
  • Amending healthcare stabilization fund coverage requirements and membership on the board of governors and providing for the dissolution of the fund under specified circumstances.

  • Senate Bill 325 (support)
  • Requiring that certain business entities be Kansas corporations for coverage by the healthcare stabilization fund.

  • House Bill 2348 (oppose)
  • Increases the liability limits for the Health Care Stabilization Fund.

Informed consent: antipsychotic drugs

Informed consent: antipsychotic medications

  • Requires written informed consent prior to administering antipsychotic medications to an adult care home resident.

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Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion

  • Expands KanCare, the state's Medicare managed care program, to include individuals earning up to 133 percent of the federal poverty level.

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Medical marijuana

Medical marijuana

  • Allows the legal use of canibus for medical purposes.

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Naturopathic medicine

Naturopathic medicine

  • Expands the naturopaths' scope of practice including allowing the prescribing of controlled substances.

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Podiatric physician

 Podiatrists: redefined as "physicians"

  • Redefines podiatrists as "physicians."

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Advocating for you

Rachelle ColomboRachelle Colombo, KMS Executive Director, rcolombo@kmsonline.org