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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. 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.

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Halting KanCare 2.0

Halting KanCare 2.0

  • Prohibits substantial changes to the Kansas Medicaid program without prior legislative approval

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K-TRACS

K-TRACS

  • Allows law enforcement access to K-TRACS and mandates physicians utilize the system

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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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Midwifery: independent practice

 Midwifery: independent practice

  • Allows the independent practice of midwifery regulated by the Board of Nursing 

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Pharmacists: injection administration

Pharmacists: injection administration

  • Allows pharmacists to administer injections unless a physician prohibits them from doing so expressly on the prescription

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Pharmacists: statewide protocol

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

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Surgical Technologists

Surgical Technologists

  • Establishes the certification of surgical technologists

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Telemedicine

Telemedicine

  • Establishing the Kansas Telemedicine Act 

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Advocating for you

Rachelle ColomboRachelle Colombo, KMS Director of Government Affairs, rcolombo@kmsonline.org