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House Bill 1298

House Bill 1298

ARCHIVE (2011)

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DIGEST OF HB1298 (Updated March 30, 2011 2:37 pm - DI 84)

Professional licensing issues. Creates a one (1) year amnesty program for accountants who failed to renew their licenses and meet certain requirements.Changes the phrase "quality review" to "peer review" for purposes of the laws governing public accountancy beginning July 1, 2012. Permits a peer review rating of fail to be used in disciplining a certified public accountant or public accounting firm after June 30, 2012. Indicates that a law requiring the state board of accountancy to initiate a complaint with the office of the attorney general to discipline a licensee does not prohibit the board from taking other actions permitted by law. Specifies that certain client records must be returned to a client within 45 days after a request for the records is made. Provides civil immunity to a person engaged in a quality review or peer review or administering a quality review or peer review program. Removes geographical locations that a supervising physician must be located within. Allows the medical licencing board to deny supervisory agreements. (Current law requires the board to approve supervisory agreements.) Removes certain limitations on physician assistants (PA) prescribing and dispensing certain drugs and controlled substances. Requires that the supervising physician or physician designee review specified percentages of PA patient encounters within 72 hours based on the PAs years of practice. Allows for electronic prescriptions from a practitioner for certain drugs.
Current Status:
In Committee - 2nd House
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