902 KAR 22:030. Midlevel health care practitioner

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/902/022/030.htm
Published: 2015

      902 KAR 22:030.

Midlevel health care practitioner.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS

216.900-216.930

      STATUTORY

AUTHORITY: KRS Chapter 13B, 216.920, 216.925

      NECESSITY,

FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS Chapter 216 mandates that the Kentucky Board of

Family Health Care Providers promulgate administrative regulations necessary to

implement their duties and responsibilities. The administrative regulation

responds to provisions of KRS 216.920 which requires the Kentucky Board of

Family Health Care Providers to certify and recertify midlevel health care

practitioners; develop and administer qualifying examinations for midlevel

health care practitioners; identify continuing education requirements for

midlevel health care practitioners.

 

      Section 1.

Definition. "Midlevel health care practitioner (MAP)" means a person

certified by the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care Providers to provide

limited management of chronic conditions to patients in a licensed network

following treatment protocols reviewed and approved by the board pursuant to

KRS 216.925.

 

      Section 2.

Application for Certification. (1) The application form as shown in these

administrative regulations for the general practice of midlevel health care

practitioners (MLPs) shall be completed in its entirety by all applicants.

      (2) The

application forms shall be obtained through the Kentucky Board of Family Health

Care Providers, c/o Division of Vital Records and Health Development,

Department for Public Health, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621.

      (3) The application

shall be executed and sworn before a notary and returned to the Kentucky Board

of Family Health Care Providers with a postmark of at least sixty (60) days

prior to the scheduled examination with the fee of fifty (50) dollars.

      (4) The Kentucky

Board of Family Health Care Providers may reject an application for the

following reasons:

      (a) Applicant

has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or a felony;

      (b) Applicant

has had a health care profession license or certificate denied or revoked in

any state or territory;

      (c) Applicant

has an addiction to alcohol or any other chemical substances;

      (d) Applicant

has misrepresented any facts on the application;

      (e) Applicant

has failed to provide additional information requested by the Kentucky Board of

Family Health Care Providers;

      (f) Applicant

has not properly completed or sworn to the information to meet all the

requirements pursuant to KRS Chapter 216.

      (5) The Kentucky

Board of Family Health Care Providers shall notify the candidate of acceptance

or rejection of the application and/or date, time, place of the examination at

least thirty (30) days prior to the examination.

 

      Section 3.

Approved Qualifying Examinations. (1) The examination for certification as a

midlevel health care practitioner shall consist of a written portion and a

clinical/skills practicum portion.

      (2) The

qualifying examination for certification as a midlevel health care practitioner

shall consist of the following components as approved by the Kentucky Board of

Family Health Care Providers:

      (a) The written

portion of the examination shall consist of items based on medical treatment

protocols developed and approved by the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care

Providers.

      (b) The clinical

practicum portion of the examination shall test the applicant's skills and

shall be based on the medical treatment protocols developed and/or approved by

the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care Providers.

      (c) A score of

seventy (70) percent shall be achieved on the written portion of the qualifying

examination and a score of 100 percent shall be achieved on the clinical/skills

portion of the examination for certification as a midlevel health care

practitioner.

      (3) The board

shall recognize the national or state qualifying examinations for certification

or licensure of advanced registered nurse practitioners, physician assistants

and registered nurses as the qualifying examination for the certified midlevel

health care practitioner.

 

      Section 4.

Qualifying Examination Administration. (1) Examination sites and examination

frequency shall be designated by the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care

Providers and published annually.

      (2) There shall

be no limit on the number of times a candidate can take the examination for

certification.

      (3) The

candidate shall notify the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care Providers if a

new test date is desired.

 

      Section 5.

Initial Certification of Midlevel Health Care Practitioners. (1) To be

certified by the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care Providers as a midlevel

health care practitioner, a person shall:

      (a) Be a health

care professional who, by license or certification directly deals with physical

or psychological illness of a patient;

      (b) Submit a

completed application with the required fee;

      (c) Be of good

character and reputation;

      (d) Meet the

requirement for application pursuant to KRS 216.925;

      (e) Have passed

an examination approved by the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care Providers.

      (2) The

certified midlevel health care practitioner shall practice only in licensed

networks following the guidelines pursuant to KRS 216.925.

      (3)

Certification shall begin on or before July 1, 1992, and completion of the

qualifying examination is required every five (5) years thereafter.

      (4) Interagency

cooperation.

      (a) The board

shall notify in writing other health care profession licensing or certifying

agencies of an individual's additional certification as a midlevel health care

practitioner.

      (b) The board

shall request that if the other health care profession licensing or certifying

agency revokes the midlevel health care practitioner's license or

certification, that notice of the revocation be sent to the Cabinet for Health

Services within ten (10) days of the agency's action.

 

      Section 6.

Recertification of Midlevel Health Care Practitioners. (1) The application form

as shown in these administrative regulations for the general practice of

midlevel health care practitioners (MLPs) shall be completed in its entirety by

all applicants.

      (2) The application

forms shall be obtained through the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care

Providers, c/o Division of Vital Records and Health Development, Department for

Public Health, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40621.

      (3) The

application shall be executed and sworn before a notary and returned to the

Kentucky Board of Family Health Care Providers with a postmark of at least

sixty (60) days prior to the end of the licensure period with the fee of fifty

(50) dollars.

      (4) The Kentucky

Board of Family Health Care Providers may reject an application for the

following reasons:

      (a) Applicant

has been convicted of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or a felony;

      (b) Applicant

has had a health care profession license or certificate denied or revoked in any

state or territory;

      (c) Applicant

has an addiction to alcohol or any other chemical substances;

      (d) Applicant

has misrepresented any facts on the application;

      (e) Applicant

has failed to provide additional information requested by the Kentucky Board of

Family Health Care Providers;

      (f) Applicant

has not properly completed or sworn to the information to meet all the

requirements pursuant to KRS Chapter 216;

      (g) Applicant

has failed to complete mandatory education requirements.

      (5) The midlevel

health care practitioner shall provide evidence of having completed the

required ten (10) medical education hours annually for recertification.

      (6) The Kentucky

Board of Family Health Care Providers shall notify the candidate of acceptance

or rejection of the application and/or date, time, place of the examination at

least thirty (30) days prior to the examination.

 

      Section 7.

Revocation of Certification. (1) A midlevel health care practitioner's

certification may be revoked for the following reasons:

      (a) Conviction

of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude or felony;

      (b) Any other

health care profession license or certificate is denied or revoked in any state

or territory;

      (c) Addiction to

alcohol or any other chemical substances;

      (d)

Misrepresentation of any facts during the application, testing and

certification process or at any time while practicing as a midlevel health care

practitioner in a licensed network;

      (e) Failure to

complete the ten (10) required medical education hours recognized by the board.

      (2) The board

shall request in writing to the supervising physician of the licensed network

where the midlevel health care practitioner is employed that notification be

provided to the designated Cabinet for Human Resources staff of the occurrence

of any of the above.

      (3)

Administrative hearings due to appeal or denial shall be held in accordance

with 902 KAR 1:400.

 

      Section 8.

Mandatory Continuing Education Requirements. (1) Any human immunodeficiency

virus education courses shall be in accordance with 902 KAR 2:160, Human

immunodeficiency virus education continuing education for professionals.

      (2) Courses

shall utilize organized learning experiences through personal professional

presentations or educational programs meeting the criteria for AMA Category 1

or the Kentucky Board of Nursing requirements.

      (3) Continuing

education courses approved by any other health care profession licensing or

certifying agency shall be considered for relevance to the role of midlevel

health care practitioners and for approval as continuing education courses for

midlevel health care practitioners by the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care

Providers.

      (a) The

potential provider of continuing education requirements for the midlevel health

care practitioner shall request an application for approval as a provider and

the board shall assign the potential provider of continuing education a

permanent, nontransferable number. The provider of continuing education number

shall be used to identify all communications, offering announcements, records,

and reports.

      (b) Applications

for approval as a provider of continuing education may be submitted at any time

during the year.

      (c) If the

potential provider of continuing education meets the board's standards and

criteria, approval shall be granted.

      (4) At the time

of recertification the certified midlevel health care practitioner shall submit

to the Kentucky Board of Family Health Care Providers in the form of

certificates, examinations, signed forms, etc., proof of completion of ten (10)

approved medical education hours per year to the following address: Kentucky

Board of Family Health Care Providers, c/o Division of Vital Records and Health

Development, Department for Public Health, 275 East Main Street, Frankfort,

Kentucky 40621.

(See

Forms on following two pages)

      I hereby submit

a photograph of myself taken within the past six (6) months. Further, I swear

that the statements herein contained are strictly true in every respect; that I

have never been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral

turpitude; that I am not addicted to alcohol or other chemicals; that I have

read and understand this affidavit; and that if this petition is granted and

certification is subsequently issued to me, I will comply with the laws governing

the practice of midlevel health care practitioner in the Commonwealth of

Kentucky and do my utmost to uphold and maintain professionalism in the health

care field.

 

Signature of

Applicant:

Signed and sworn to

before me this ______ day of _____, 19__.

 

Official designating

officer administering oath:

On this ________ day

of _____, 19__, personally appeared before me, referred to in the foregoing

application for admission to an examination to demonstrate his qualifications

to practice as a midlevel health care provider in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

I hereby certify that the accompanying photograph is that of the person making

this application for examination for certification to practice as a midlevel

health care provider.

 

Signature:

Official Title:

 

                                                                                 AFFIDAVIT

State of:

County of:

 

(Attach photograph in

space provided on form.)

 



 

Examination Date

_________________________                                                                       Application

No. ________________________

 

                APPLICATIONS

MUST BE TYPED OR FILLED OUT IN INK

                                 APPLICATION

FOR CERTIFICATION                                                                 CHECK

APPROPRIATE BOX

             KENTUCKY

BOARD OF FAMILY HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS                                            

                               FOR

CERTIFICATION TO PRACTICE                                                               □ 

Applicant for Examination

                                        Commonwealth

of Kentucky                                                                        □ 

Certified or licensed PA, ARNP,

                                          Frankfort,

Kentucky 40621                                                                              

RN applicant for certification

                         AN

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER M/F/H                                                         □ 

 Recertification

                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                         

 

To the Kentucky Board

of Family Health Care Providers:

 

I hereby apply for

permission to take an examination at the next scheduled examination to

demonstrate my qualifications to practice as a midlevel health care

practitioner in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.  I enclose herewith the required

fee of fifty ($50) dollars (certified check or money order) and furnish below

the information to which my affidavit is added at the end.

 



 

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