Capitol Comments Articles
Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations Hearing

Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (April 26, 2022) – Today, the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regulations, chaired by Representative Barb Wasinger (R-Hays), reviewed regulation changes from the state boards. During the meeting, the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts and the Kansas State Board of Nursing appeared before the Joint Committee on Administrative Rules and Regs to discuss KAR 100-28b-3, approved a course of study in nurse-midwifery, KAR 100-28b-6 fees, KAR 100-28b-14 patient records, KAR 100-28b-20 maintenance and storage of health care records. View the proposed administrative regulations here.

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, along with the Kansas State Board of Nursing, reported there are currently 10 independent nurse midwives licensed in Kansas. The committee members expressed displeasure at the timeline since the enacting legislation was passed and the timeline it took for the rules and regulations to be propagated. Committee members asked about a timeline for rules and regulations for recently passed APRN practice legislation. Carol Moreland from the Kansas State Board of Nursing indicated they will be putting in temporary regulations for the provisions that go into effect on July 1, 2022, and for the national standard provisions that will be in place on July 1, 2023.

The committee also heard from Deputy Attorney General Sarah Shipman regarding KAR 16-21-1, which specifications for anti-human trafficking notices. View the proposed administrative regulations here.