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Senate Bill 0335


Senate Bill 0335

ARCHIVE (2007)

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DIGEST OF SB 335 (Updated April 2, 2007 5:19 pm - DI 77)


Professions and occupations. Specifies the information that must be provided in an application for a personal services agency license, indicates when the state department of health may conduct an onsite inspection before issuing a license, and requires a determination on an application within 60 days. Specifies the requirements for renewing a license. Authorizes the attorney general to bring a civil action to enjoin unlicensed conduct. Establishes criteria when a nursing home is not required to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation or other intervention on a patient who has died. Provides that: (1) a holder of a license, registration, or certificate may be subject to civil penalties if the holder does not comply with continuing education requirements for reinstatement of a license; (2) the professional licensing agency may delay reinstating a license, certificate, or registration for 90 days to investigate an applicant; (3) a holder of a license, registration, or certificate is subject to disciplinary sanctions if a board finds the holder engages in fraudulent billing practices or is convicted of a crime that is harmful to the public; (4) the board may summarily suspend the license of a real estate appraiser under certain circumstances; (5) an acupuncturist must receive a written referral, diagnosis, or documentation of the patient's condition before performing acupuncture; (6) an individual may obtain a beauty culture instructor license and instruct in areas of beauty culture in which the individual holds a license; and (7) a physician assistant's certificate is placed on inactive status if the physician assistant does not practice under a supervising physician. Provides for reinstatement of a tanning facility license. Removes: (1) semiprofessional elimination contests from the boxing and sparring laws; and (2) a provision that requires certain organizations to supply information concerning continuing education of land surveyors. Allows: (1) an individual who holds a valid CPA certificate from any state to perform quality reviews; (2) the state board of cosmetology examiners to establish standards for mobile salons; and (3) individuals who meet certain requirements to obtain a license in speech-language pathology. Changes the: (1) fee for issuance of a duplicate license, registration, or certificate from $10 to $25; and (2) limitation on hours of course work for students in barber school or cosmetology school from eight to ten hours per day. Establishes the interstate nurse licensure compact. Provides that the state board of nursing may issue by endorsement a license to practice as a registered nurse if the applicant completes the Canadian Registered Nurse Examination. Requires part of the examination and registration fees collected by the board to be used for the rehabilitation of impaired registered nurses and impaired licensed practical nurses. Establishes the amount of fees to be deposited in the impaired nurses account. Changes clinical experience required for marriage and family therapist from three to two years. Establishes a marriage and family therapist associate license. Provides that a zoning ordinance must allow one or more occupants of a single family residence to engage in a home occupation of providing instruction in music. Makes conforming changes. Repeals provisions concerning: (1) requiring a person to complete a cosmetology school program again if the person fails the examination by the state board of cosmetology examiners; (2) esthetics and electrology instructors licenses, which are replaced with the beauty culture instructor license; (3) inactive cosmetology professional's licenses; and (4) the transfer the rights, powers, and duties of the state board of examination and registration of nurses.
    Current Status:
     Out of Committee 2nd House
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