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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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2021 Legislative Deadlines
Feb. 14 — Last day for committees to introduce bills in each chamber.
Feb. 27 — Turnaround Day: Last day to consider non-exempt bills in the chamber of origin.
March 25 — Last day to consider non-exempt bills in non-originating chamber.
April 3 — First Adjournment: No bills considered after this date except bills vetoed by governor, omnibus appropriations act, and omnibus reconciliations spending limit bill.
April 27 — Veto Session begins.

Occupational Licensure

Occupational Licensure

  •  Requires state licensing and regulatory agencies to justify the need for licensing and other regulatory requirements, and to repeal or modify requirements that represent burdens to entry into a profession or occupation.
2021 bill information

Servicemember/spouse Licensure

Servicemember/spouse Licensure

  • Provides the military spouse and servicemember's expedited licensure law to all applicants who have established or intend to establish residency in Kansas, providing for the practice of telemedicine by out-of-state physicians, permitting the issuance of temporary licenses in emergencies and the use of electronic credentials.
2021 bill information

Kansas Emergency Management Act

Kansas Emergency Management Act

  • Extends certain provisions of the governmental response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas and providing certain relief related to health, welfare, property, and economic security during this public health emergency.
2021 bill information
 

Nonphysician Practice of Medicine

Nonphysician Practice of Medicine

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

2021 bill information

  • None introduced

2020 bill information

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.

2021 bill information

  • None introduced

2020 bill information

Medical marijuana

Medical marijuana

  • Allows the legal use of canibus for medical purposes.

2021 bill information

  • None introduced

2020 bill information

Advocating for you

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