CCS#2/HCS/SB 330 - This act modifies various provisions relating to professional licenses.
STATE BOARD OF CHIROPRACTIC EXAMINERS:
Currently, members of the Missouri State Board of Chiropractic Examiners are not held personally liable for acts committed in performance of official duties as boards members, except in cases of gross negligence. This act repeals the gross negligence exception.
This provision is identical to SB 212 (2013) and HB 488 (2013), and similar to HB 1951 (2012).
The act provides that placement of pit or fissure sealants, and application of topical fluoride may be delegated to a dental assistant, certified dental assistant or expanded-functions dental assistant by a registered and licensed dentist.
This provision is identical to HB 854 (2013) and to provisions contained in HCS/HB 685 (2013).
COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE ARRANGEMENTS:
Currently, a collaborative practice arrangement must include provisions providing how the collaborating physician and the advanced practice registered nurse will maintain geographic proximity. This act adds that an arrangement may allow for the waiver of the proximity requirement for no more than twenty-eight days per year in order for the advanced practice registered nurse to provide care at a rural health clinic that is located more than fifty miles from the hospital sponsor.
The provisions of this section are identical to SCS/HB 625 (2013) and similar to provisions contained in HCS/HB 387 (2013).
HEARING INSTRUMENT SPECIALIST:
The act modifies the training and education requirements necessary for licensure as a hearing instrument specialist. Currently, an applicant must be at least twenty-one years of age. This act changes the age requirement to eighteen. The applicant must meet one of the following degree requirements: 1) hold at least an associate's level degree in hearing instrument sciences, 2) hold at least an associate's level degree and submit proof of completion of the International Hearing Society's Distance Learning for Professionals in Hearing Health Sciences in Training course along with proof of completion of the Hearing Instrument Specialists in Training program, 3) hold a master's or doctoral degree in audiology, 4) hold a current, unsuspended, unrevoked license from another jurisdiction, or 5) hold a current unsuspended, unrevoked license from another jurisdiction, has been actively practicing as a licensed hearing aid fitter or dispenser, and submits proof of completion of advance certification from the International Hearing Society of the National Board for Certification in Hearing Instrument Sciences.
These provisions are identical to provisions contained in HCS/HB 685 (2013).
This act adds a licensed professional counselor or a psychologist associated with a licensed child placing agency to the list of those persons authorized to conduct a full investigation into whether an individual is suitable as an adoptive parent for a child.
This provision is identical to provisions contained in HCS/SB 330 (2013), HCS/HB 290 (2013), HCS/HB 685 (2013) and similar to HB 1032 (2012).