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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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Corporate practice of medicine

Corporate practice of medicine

  • Allows non-health care organizations to directly employ physicians to provide health care services to company employees and the general public

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E-Prescribing for controlled substances

E-Prescribing for controlled substances

  • Mandates e-prescribing for all controlled substances

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  • Bill number to come (oppose)

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

  • Increases the liability limits for the Health Care Stabilization Fund

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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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Pharmacists: drug administration

Pharmacists: drug administration

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

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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 Director of Government Affairs, rcolombo@kmsonline.org