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HB 2208

AN ACT concerning health and healthcare; relating to credentialing of health professions and facilities; establishing rural emergency hospitals as a rural healthcare licensure category; requirements for licensure; certification and funding of certified community behavioral health clinics; prescribing powers, duties and functions of the Kansas department for aging and disability services and the department of health and environment related thereto; authorizing the issuance of telemedicine waivers for the practice of telemedicine by out-of-state healthcare providers; relating to professions regulated by the behavioral sciences regulatory board; reducing certain licensing requirements; expanding temporary practice permits and the board's grounds for discipline; amending K.S.A. 65-425, 65-431, 65-5804a, 65-5807a, 65-5808, 65-5809, 65-6309a, 65-6311, 65-6404, 65-6405a, 65-6408, 65-6610, 65-6612, 65-6615, 74-5316a, 74-5324, 74-5363, 74-5367a and 74-5369 and K.S.A. 2020 Supp. 65-6306 and 65-6411 and repealing the existing sections.

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Senate - Conference Committee Report was adopted; - 04/09/2021

On roll call the vote was:

Yea - (34):

Baumgardner, Bowers, Claeys, Corson, Dietrich, Doll, Erickson, Fagg, Faust-Goudeau, Francisco, Gossage, Haley, Hawk, Hilderbrand, Holland, Holscher, Kerschen, Kloos, Longbine, Masterson, McGinn, O'Shea, Olson, Peck, Petersen, Pettey, Pittman, Pyle, Ryckman, Sykes, Tyson, Ware, Warren, Wilborn,

Nay - (4):

Alley, Steffen, Straub, Thompson,

Present and Passing - (0):

Absent and Not Voting - (2):

Billinger, Suellentrop,

Not Voting - (0):