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65-28b07. Same; rules and regulations; standards of care. (a) The board, in consultation with the state board of nursing, shall adopt rules and regulations pertaining to certified nurse-midwives engaging in the independent practice of midwifery and governing the ordering of tests, diagnostic services and prescribing of drugs and referral or transfer to physicians in the event of complications or emergencies. Such rules and regulations shall not be adopted until the state board of nursing and the board have consulted and concurred on the content of each rule and regulation. Such rules and regulations shall be adopted no later than January 1, 2017.

(b) A certified nurse midwife engaging in the independent practice of midwifery shall be subject to the provisions of the independent practice of midwifery act with respect to the ordering of tests, diagnostic services and prescribing of drugs, and shall not be subject to the provisions of K.S.A. 65-1130, and amendments thereto.

(c) The standards of care for certified nurse-midwives in the ordering of tests, diagnostic services and the prescribing of drugs shall be those standards which protect patients and shall be standards comparable to persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery providing the same services.

(d) The board is hereby authorized to solely adopt those rules and regulations necessary to administer the administrative provisions of this act.

History: L. 2016, ch. 92, ยง 94; July 1.


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