The following bills of interest to medicine are being considered by policymakers during the current session of the Kansas Legislature.
- Enacts licensure of anesthesiologist assistants (AAs) under the Board of Healing Arts. Currently, AAs are licensed in 14 states, including Missouri. They are trained in the physician assistant model and work under the direct supervision of an anesthesiologist.
- Allows law enforcement access to K-TRACS and mandates physicians utilize the system
Midwifery: independent practice
- Allows the independent practice of midwifery regulated by the Board of Nursing
Pharmacists: injection administration
- Allows pharmacists to administer injections unless a physician prohibits them from doing so expressly on the prescription
Pharmacists: statewide protocol
- Establishes a statewide protocol which would allow pharmacists broader drug therapy management capabilities without a one-to-one relationship between a physician and pharmacist
- Establishes the certification of surgical technologists