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Medical Licensure Compact
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March 19, 2019

Senate Bill 22, also sponsored by Sen. Ralph Alvarado, passed favorably from both chambers and awaits signature by Gov. Bevin. Due to KMA advocacy, the final language does not contain the unfriendly amendments KMA opposed that were attached at one point by the Kentucky Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Nurse Midwives (KCNPNM). The amendments were intended to expand APRN scope of practice by phasing out a requirement for advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) to have a collaborative agreement (CAPA-CS) with a physician in order to prescribe controlled substances. The final and amendment-free bill language would allow Kentucky to enter the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) and would provide an expedited, multistate licensure procedure for physicians who qualify.

February 26, 2019

Senate Bill 22, also sponsored by Sen. Alvarado, unanimously passed the full Senate last Tuesday. The bill would allow Kentucky to enter the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC) and would provide an expedited, multistate licensure procedure for physicians who qualify. Proponents of the IMLC state that the fast-track licensure process increases access to health care for patients in underserved or rural areas by allowing them to more easily connect with medical experts through the use of telemedicine technologies. Supporters also argue that the Compact strengthens public protection by enhancing the ability of states to share investigative and disciplinary information. If Kentucky were to join the ILMC, physicians would have to meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for the expedited license.
 
February 12, 2019

Sen. Ralph Alvarado has filed Senate Bill 22, which would allow Kentucky to enter the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact (IMLC). The bill would provide an expedited, multistate licensure procedure for physicians who qualify. Proponents of the IMLC state that the fast-track licensure process increases access to health care for patients in underserved or rural areas by allowing them to more easily connect with medical experts through the use of telemedicine technologies. Supporters also argue that the Compact strengthens public protection by enhancing the ability of states to share investigative and disciplinary information. If Kentucky were to join the ILMC, physicians would have to meet certain criteria in order to be eligible for the expedited license. SB22 passed favorably out of the Senate Licensing, Occupations and Administrative Regulations Committee this morning and now heads to the Senate floor for consideration.
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