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House Bill 1098


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House Bill 1098

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF HB 1098 (Updated April 28, 2005 5:27 pm - DI 77)

Prescription drugs and health professions. Establishes a program for the licensing and regulation of personal services agencies. Provides that home health agencies and personal services agencies are approved to provide home health or personal services under certain federal waivers. Provides that home health services include services that are required to be ordered or performed by certain health care professionals. Increases the home health agency license fee. Requires a personal services agency to comply with employee criminal history check requirements. Provides that a home health agency that operates a personal services agency is not required to obtain a license to operate the personal services agency. Makes operating or advertising an unlicensed personal services agency a Class A misdemeanor. Requires a placement agency to provide the consumer and worker with certain information when a home care services worker is placed in the consumer's home. Allows the state department of health to impose a civil penalty against a placement agency for failing to provide the notice. Relocates the definition of "attendant care services". Requires the board of pharmacy to establish procedures to ensure that pharmacies may return expired prescription drugs to drug wholesalers and manufacturers. Specifies information that the board must consider in establishing the procedures. Expands the requirements that must be met by a wholesale drug distributor for eligibility for licensure. Specifies prohibited acts. Allows certain state licensure exams to apply to the psychology reciprocity requirements. Amends several definitions concerning speech-language pathology and audiology. Requires licensure of speech-language pathology aides, associates, and assistants. Amends licensure requirements of speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Requires an audiologist to possess a doctorate degree after January 1, 2007, for an initial license. Allows the professional standards board to issue credentials to certain speech language professionals. Allows certified speech-language pathologists and audiologists who meet certain requirements to be considered to have a National Board of Professional Teaching Standards certification. Requires a referral to administer a test of vestibular function. Amends reciprocity licensure requirements for speech language pathologists and audiologists. Requires licenses to be displayed. Specifies criminal acts related to wholesale drug distribution and legend drugs. Allows the board of pharmacy to establish an electronic pedigree pilot program. Makes conforming changes.
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