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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
March 5 — Turnaround Day: Last day to consider non-exempt bills in the chamber of origin.
March 31 — Last day to consider non-exempt bills in non-originating chamber.
April 9 — First Adjournment: No bills considered after this date except bills vetoed by governor, omnibus appropriations act, and omnibus reconciliations spending limit bill.
May 3 — Veto Session begins.

Occupational Licensure, Rules & Regulations

Occupational Licensure, Rules & Regulations

2021 bill information
  • Senate Bill 10 (oppose)
  •  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
  • House Bill 2066 (neutral)
  • Provides the military spouse and servicemember's expedited licensure law to all applicants who have established or intend to establish residency in Kansas, provides for the practice of telemedicine by out-of-state physicians, permits the issuance of temporary licenses in emergencies and the use of electronic credentials.

 

2021 bill information
  • Senate Bill 34 (oppose)
  • Sunsets administrative rules and regulations five years after adoption unless extended by the legislature.

 

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

2021 bill information

2021 bill information

  • Senate Bill 200 (oppose)
  • Expands a pharmacist's scope of practice, allowing independent initiation of treatment by pharmacists, presumably for any health condition approved by the Board of Pharmacy.

 

Medicaid expansion

Medicaid expansion

2021 bill information

  • House Bill 2435
  • Proposes expanding KanCare, the state's Medicare managed care program, in conjunction with allowing the legal use of cannabis for medical purposes.

 

Medical marijuana

Medical marijuana

2021 bill information

  • House Bill 2435
  • Proposes expanding KanCare, the state's Medicare managed care program, in conjunction with allowing the legal use of cannabis for medical purposes.

 

Advocating for you

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