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10/27/2005 - 11/02/2005

 

Movement Legislative Entries

 

 

Illinois H.B. 4086

 

Full Text Link:

http://www.multistate.com/SMART.nsf/billdetail?openform&billid=IL+H.B.+4086

 

Category:

Medical Records Privacy

 

Last Action:

10/19/2005 In House; First Reading; Referred to Rules Committee

 

Synopsis:

Amends the Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act. Requires health care plans to provide certain information on participating physicians to enrollees and prospective enrollees. Requires the removal of physicians who are deceased or are no longer practicing medicine from the list. Requires health care plans to provide periodic updates of physician listings with new and corrected information in printed form and on the plan's Internet website.

 

Additional Information:

Section 5. The Managed Care Reform and Patient Rights Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:

 

(215 ILCS 134/15)

 

Sec. 15. Provision of information.

 

(F) AS PART OF THE LIST OF PARTICIPATING HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS REQUIRED TO BE PROVIDED TO ENROLLEES AND PROSPECTIVE ENROLLEES UNDER SUBSECTION (A) OF THIS SECTION, A HEALTH CARE PLAN SHALL PROVIDE CURRENT AND ACCURATE INFORMATION ON PARTICIPATING PHYSICIANS, WHICH SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE SPECIALTY PRACTICE AREA OF EACH PARTICIPATING PHYSICIAN. ANY PARTICIPATING PHYSICIAN WHO IS DECEASED OR IS NO LONGER PRACTICING MEDICINE SHALL BE REMOVED FROM THE LIST.

 

HEALTH CARE PLANS SHALL PROVIDE PERIODIC UPDATES OF PARTICIPATING PHYSICIAN LISTINGS WITH NEW AND CORRECTED INFORMATION IN BOTH PRINTED FORM AND ON THE PLAN'S INTERNET WEBSITE, IF APPLICABLE. (Source: P.A. 91-617, eff. 1-1-00.)

 

Status:

06/27/2005 In House; Filed

10/19/2005 In House; First Reading; Referred to Rules Committee

 

Sponsor:

Mary E. Flowers (D-Majority)

 

 

 

Illinois S.B. 1986

 

Full Text Link:

http://www.multistate.com/SMART.nsf/billdetail?openform&billid=IL+S.B.+1986

 

Category:

Medical Records Privacy

 

Last Action:

10/19/2005 In Senate; Placed Calendar Total Veto October 25, 2005

 

Synopsis:

Amends the Illinois Public Aid Code. Creates the Data Warehouse Inter-Agency Coordination of Client Care Task Force to gather information and make recommendations relating to: (1) the most effective flow of information between agencies that serve the same clients through one-stop shopping across State government; (2) the creation of an overarching system to respond to requests by the General Assembly, the Office of the Governor, and the general public; and (3) the most effective use of State moneys in procuring the appropriate technology to obtain a system that can be readily expanded to accommodate the ever-growing information base in State government. Provides that the purpose of the expansion of the data warehouse includes the programmatic review and analysis of the effectiveness of interrelated healthcare programs and their ultimate impact on populations (as well as on clients). Requires the task force to report by December 31, 2005, and repeals the task force provisions on January 1, 2006. Effective immediately.

 

Additional Information:

Language as Enrolled on May 18, 2005:

 

Section 5. The Illinois Public Aid Code is amended by changing Section 12-4.201 and adding Section 12-4.202 as follows:

 

(305 ILCS 5/12-4.201)

 

Sec. 12-4.201.

 

(A) Data warehouse concerning medical and related services. The Illinois Department of Public Aid may purchase services and materials associated with the costs of developing and implementing a data warehouse comprised of management and decision making information in regard to the liability associated with, and utilization of, medical and related services, out of moneys available for that purpose.

 

(B) THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AID SHALL PERFORM ALL NECESSARY ADMINISTRATIVE FUNCTIONS TO EXPAND ITS LINEARLY-SCALABLE DATA WAREHOUSE TO ENCOMPASS OTHER HEALTHCARE DATA SOURCES AT BOTH THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES AND THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH. THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AID SHALL LEVERAGE THE INHERENT CAPABILITIES OF THE DATA WAREHOUSE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS EXPANSION WITH MARGINAL ADDITIONAL TECHNICAL ADMINISTRATION. THE PURPOSE OF THIS EXPANSION IS TO ALLOW FOR PROGRAMMATIC REVIEW AND ANALYSIS INCLUDING THE INTERRELATEDNESS AMONG THE VARIOUS HEALTHCARE PROGRAMS IN ORDER TO ASCERTAIN EFFECTIVENESS TOWARD, AND ULTIMATE IMPACT ON, CLIENTS AND POPULATIONS. BEGINNING JULY 1, 2005, THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC AID SHALL SUPPLY QUARTERLY REPORTS TO THE COMMISSION ON GOVERNMENT FORECASTING AND ACCOUNTABILITY DETAILING PROGRESS TOWARD THIS MANDATE. (Source: P.A. 90-9, eff. 7-1-97.)

 

(305 ILCS 5/12-4.202 new)

 

SEC. 12-4.202. DATA WAREHOUSE INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION OF CLIENT CARE TASK FORCE.

 

(A) THE DATA WAREHOUSE INTER-AGENCY COORDINATION OF CLIENT CARE TASK FORCE IS CREATED. THE TASK FORCE SHALL CONSIST OF THE FOLLOWING:

 

(1) EIGHT VOTING MEMBERS, APPOINTED 2 EACH BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE, THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE, THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

 

(2) FIVE EX OFFICIO, NONVOTING MEMBERS AS FOLLOWS: THE DIRECTOR OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC AID, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC HEALTH, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; THE SECRETARY OF HUMAN SERVICES, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE; AND THE DIRECTOR OF CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES, OR HIS OR HER DESIGNEE.

 

THE VOTING MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL ELECT FROM THEIR NUMBER 2 CO-CHAIRS OF THE TASK FORCE.

 

MEMBERS OF THE TASK FORCE SHALL SERVE WITHOUT COMPENSATION AND ARE NOT ENTITLED TO REIMBURSEMENT FOR THEIR EXPENSES INCURRED IN PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES.

 

FIVE AFFIRMATIVE VOTES ARE REQUIRED FOR THE TASK FORCE TO TAKE ACTION.

 

(B) THE TASK FORCE SHALL GATHER INFORMATION AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS RELATING TO THE FOLLOWING:

 

(1) THE MOST EFFECTIVE FLOW OF INFORMATION BETWEEN AGENCIES THAT SERVE THE SAME CLIENTS THROUGH ONE-STOP SHOPPING ACROSS STATE GOVERNMENT.

 

(2) THE CREATION OF AN OVERARCHING SYSTEM TO RESPOND TO REQUESTS BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, THE OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR, AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.

 

(3) THE MOST EFFECTIVE USE OF STATE MONEYS IN PROCURING THE APPROPRIATE TECHNOLOGY TO OBTAIN A SYSTEM THAT CAN BE READILY EXPANDED TO ACCOMMODATE THE EVER-GROWING INFORMATION BASE IN STATE GOVERNMENT.

 

(C) THE TASK FORCE SHALL SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE GOVERNOR AND THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY NO LATER THAN DECEMBER 31, 2005.

 

(D) THIS SECTION IS REPEALED ON JANUARY 1, 2006.

 

Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.

 

Status:

02/25/2005 In Senate; Filed; First Reading; Referred to Rules

03/02/2005 In Senate; Assigned to Health & Human Services

03/10/2005 In Senate; Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter

03/14/2005 In Senate; Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed; Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Rules

03/15/2005 In Senate; Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Rules Refers to Health & Human Services

03/16/2005 In Senate; Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. M. Maggie Crotty

03/17/2005 In Senate; Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Rickey R. Hendon; Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Do Pass as Amended Health & Human Services ; 010-000-000; Placed on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 6, 2005; Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Dale A. Righter

04/07/2005 In Senate; Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed; Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Rules

04/11/2005 In Senate; Second Reading; Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 12, 2005; Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Rules Refers to Health & Human Services

04/12/2005 In Senate; Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Be Adopted Health & Human Services ; 008-000-000

04/13/2005 In Senate; Recalled to Second Reading; Senate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Rauschenberger; Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 14, 2005

04/15/2005 In Senate; Third Reading - Passed; 057-000-000; In House; Arrived in House; In House; Placed on Calendar Order of First Reading; In House; Chief House Sponsor Rep. David R. Leitch; In House; First Reading; In House; Referred to Rules Committee

04/27/2005 In House; Assigned to Human Services Committee

05/04/2005 In House; Do Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee ; 009-000-000; Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

05/05/2005 In House; Placed on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate

05/11/2005 In House; Second Reading - Short Debate; Placed on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate

05/18/2005 In House; Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Julie Hamos; Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Aaron Schock; Added Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Carolyn H. Krause; Third Reading - Short Debate - Passed 115-000-000; In Senate; Passed Both Houses

06/16/2005 In Senate; Sent to the Governor

08/10/2005 In Senate; Governor Vetoed

10/19/2005 In Senate; Placed Calendar Total Veto October 25, 2005

 

Sponsor Information:

Steven J. Rauschenberger (R-Minority)

 

Sponsor:

Rauschenberger

 

 

 

Michigan H.B. 4606

 

Full Text Link:

http://www.multistate.com/SMART.nsf/billdetail?openform&billid=MI+H.B.+4606

 

Category:

Medical Records Privacy

 

Last Action:

10/27/2005 In Senate; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

Synopsis:

Allows year-round posting of school session signage.

 

Additional Information:

Language as Reprint on October 26, 2005:

 

Sec. 20201. (1) A health facility or agency that provides services directly to patients or residents and is licensed under this article shall adopt a policy describing the rights and responsibilities of patients or residents admitted to the health facility or agency. Except for a licensed health maintenance organization which shall comply with chapter 35 of the insurance code of 1956, 1956 PA 218, MCL 500.3501 to 500.3580, the policy shall be posted at a public place in the health facility or agency and shall be provided to each member of the health facility or agency staff. Patients or residents shall be treated in accordance with the policy.

 

(2) The policy describing the rights and responsibilities of patients or residents required under subsection (1) shall include, as a minimum, all of the following:

 

(a) A patient or resident shall not be denied appropriate care on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual preference, or source of payment.

 

(b) An individual who is or has been a patient or resident is entitled to inspect, or receive for a reasonable fee, a copy of his or her medical record upon request IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE MEDICAL RECORDS ACCESS ACT, 2004 PA 47, MCL 333.26261 TO 333.26271 . A EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PERMITTED OR REQUIRED UNDER THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996, PUBLIC LAW 104-191, OR REGULATIONS PROMULGATED UNDER THAT ACT, 45 CFR PARTS 160 AND 164, A third party shall not be given a copy of the patient's or resident's medical record without prior authorization of the patient or resident.

 

(c) A patient or resident is entitled to confidential treatment of personal and medical records, and may refuse their release to a person outside the health facility or agency except as required because of a transfer to another health care facility , or as required by law or third party payment contract , OR AS PERMITTED OR REQUIRED UNDER THE HEALTH INSURANCE PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT OF 1996, PUBLIC LAW 104-191, OR REGULATIONS PROMULGATED UNDER THAT ACT, 45 CFR PARTS 160 AND 164 .

 

Status:

04/13/2005 In House; referred to Committee on Health Policy

10/18/2005 In House; reported with recommendation with substitute H-1; referred to second reading

10/25/2005 In House; substitute H-1 adopted; placed on third reading

10/26/2005 In House; passed; given immediate effect Roll Call # 537 Yeas 107 Nays 0

10/27/2005 In Senate; REFERRED TO COMMITTEE ON HEALTH POLICY

 

Sponsor Information:

John P. Stakoe (R-Majority)

 

Sponsor:

Stakoe

 

 


 

Regulatory Report

 

 

ARIZONA

Title: PERMITS AND DISTRIBUTION OF DRUG STATE ID: 11 AAR 4270

 

Agency: Board of Pharmacy

 

Summary: Addresses a pharmacy's computer systems and data storage and retrieval, issues of security and confidentiality of a patient's records. States that a drug wholesaler shall not package, repackage, label, or relabel any drugs or devices.

 

Summary Comments:

 

CHAPTER 23. BOARD OF PHARMACY [R05-392]

 

PREAMBLE

1. Sections Affected Rulemaking Action

R4-23-408 Amend

R4-23-605 Amend

 

2. The statutory authority for the rulemaking, including both the authorizing

statute (general) and the statutes the rules are implementing (specific):

 

Authorizing statutes: A.R.S. @@ 32-1904(A)(1) and (4) and 32-1904(B)(3)

 

Implementing statutes: A.R.S. @@ 32-1929, 32-1930, and 32-1963

 

3. The effective date of the rules:

 

December 6, 2005

 

4. A list of all previous notices appearing in the Register addressing the

final rule:

 

Notice of Rulemaking Docket Opening: 11 A.A.R. 487, January 21, 2005

 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: 11 A.A.R. 2190, June 10, 2005

 

5. The name and address of agency personnel with whom persons may communicate

regarding the rulemaking:

Name: Dean Wright, Compliance Officer

Address: Board of Pharmacy

4425 W. Olive Ave., Suite 140

Glendale, AZ 85302

Telephone: (623) 463-2727, ext. 131

Fax: (623) 934-0583

E-mail: rxcop@cox.net

 

6. An explanation of the rule, including the agency's reason for initiating

the rule:

 

Based on comments from licensees and permittees regarding issues of

compliance, the Board staff identified possible changes to R4-23-408 (Computer

Records) and R4-23-605 (Resident Drug Wholesaler Permit).

 

R4-23-408(D), (E), and (G) details the requirements necessary if a pharmacy's

computer system does not meet the requirements established in R4-23-408(A) and

(B). The rules will amend R4-23-408(D), (E), and (G) to also require compliance

with R4-23-408(F). R4-23-408(F) addresses the issue of security and

confidentiality of a patient's records within a pharmacy's computer system.

R4-23-408 (A) and (B) address a pharmacy's computer systems and data storage and

retrieval.

 

Although R4-23-605 does not specifically state it, the Board believes that a

drug wholesaler shall not package, repackage, label, or relabel any drug or

device. Since the Board rule for nonprescription drug retailers already states

specifically that a nonprescription drug retailer shall not package, repackage,

label, or relabel a drug or device, the Board intends to amend R4-23-605 to

specifically state that a full-service or nonprescription drug wholesaler shall

not package, repackage, label, or relabel a drug or device. It is the Board's

contention that packaging, repackaging, labeling, and relabeling may only be

done by a manufacturer or repackager properly permitted by the Board, by a

pharmacist in performance of a pharmacist's duties in a properly permitted

pharmacy, or by other persons specifically exempted by A.R.S. @ 32-1921. The

rules will amend R4-23-605(D)(2) and (3) with language that requires that a

wholesaler shall sell a drug only in the original container packaged and labeled

by the manufacturer or repackager and not package, repackage, label, or relabel

any drug. The rules will include format, style, and grammar necessary to comply

with the current rules of the Secretary of State and Governor's Regulatory

Review Council.

 

The Board believes that approval of these rules benefits the public and the

pharmacy community by clearly establishing the standards for computer records

and resident drug wholesaler permits.

 

7. A reference to any study relevant to the rule that the agency reviewed and

either relied on in its evaluation of or justification for the rule or did not

rely on in its evaluation of or justification for the rule, where the public may

obtain or review each study, all data underlying each study, and any analysis of

each study and other supporting material:

 

None

 

8. A showing of good cause why the rule is necessary to promote a statewide

interest if the rule will diminish a previous grant of authority of a political

subdivision of this state:

 

Not applicable

 

9. The summary of the economic, small business, and consumer impact:

 

The amended rules will impact the Board, pharmacists, pharmacies, resident

drug wholesalers, and the public. The amended rules' impact on the Board will be

the usual rulemaking-related costs which are minimal. The amended rules will

have no economic impact on pharmacies or pharmacists. The amended rules will

clarify the requirements for a pharmacy's computer system and data storage and

retrieval and address the issue of security and confidentiality of a

patient's records within a pharmacy's computer system. The amended rules will

have no economic impact on resident drug wholesaler permittees. The amended

rules will specifically state that a resident drug wholesaler permittee, like a

nonprescription drug retailer permittee, shall not package, repackage, label, or

relabel a drug or device. The Board has always told resident wholesaler

permittees that they could not package, repackage, label, or relabel any drug,

but the resident drug wholesaler permit rule did not specifically state the

prohibition. The Board relied on the statute that states that only a

manufacturer or repackager may package, repackage, label, or relabel a drug or

device. The amended rules have no economic impact on the public.

 

The public, Board, pharmacists, pharmacies, and resident drug wholesalers

benefit from rules that are clear, concise, and, understandable. The amended

rules benefit the public, the Board, and the pharmacy community by clearly

establishing the standards for computer records and resident drug wholesaler

permits.

 

10. A description of the changes between the proposed rules, including

supplemental notices, and final rules (if applicable):

 

There are no substantive changes in the final rules from the proposed rules.

There are minor changes to style, format, grammar, and punctuation requested by

G.R.R.C. staff. The Arizona Community Pharmacy Committee's verbal and written

comments pointed to the statement in the Board's Notice of Rulemaking Docket

Opening and the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under the item stating the Board's

reasons for initiating the rulemaking. In that statement, the Board states: "it

is the Board's contention that packaging, repackaging, labeling, and relabeling

may only be done by a manufacturer or repackager properly permitted by the

Board, by a pharmacist in performance of a pharmacist's duties in a properly

permitted pharmacy, or by other persons specifically exempted by A.R.S. @

32-1921." The Ari-zona Community Pharmacy Committee stated that because of that

statement they feel that the words "or repackager" should be inserted in the

rule after the word "manufacturer" in subsections R4-23-605(D)(2)(a)(i),

(D)(2)(b)(i), (D)(3)(a)(i), and (D)(3)(b)(i). The Board agreed with the Arizona

Community Pharmacy Committee and stated that leaving out the reference to

"repackager" in the rule was an oversight. The final rule includes the addition

of "or repackager" after the word "manufacturer" in subsections

R4-23-605(D)(2)(a)(i), (D)(2)(b)(i), (D)(3)(a)(i), and (D)(3)(b)(i).

 

11. A summary of the comments made regarding the rule and the agency response

to them:

 

A public hearing was held on July 11, 2005. Janet Elliott representing The

Arizona Community Pharmacy Committee attended the hearing to speak for the

proposed rulemaking and provided a written statement from the committee

expressing the committee's support of the proposed rulemaking. Ms. Elliott's

verbal and written comments brought the matter of "repackager" to the Board's

attention. Ms. Elliott pointed out that the Board's statement in Notice of

Rulemaking Docket Opening and the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking under the item

stating the Board's reasons for initiating the rulemaking states that: "it is

the Board's contention that packaging, repackaging, labeling, and relabeling may

only be done by a manufacturer or repackager properly permitted by the Board, by

a pharmacist in performance of a pharmacist's duties in a properly permitted

pharmacy, or by other persons specifically exempted by A.R.S. @ 32-1921." Ms.

Elliott stated that her members were concerned that the rule language did not

include "repackagers" as was stated in the Notices as one of the reasons for

initiating the rulemaking. Ms. Elliott stated that the Arizona Community

Pharmacy Committee could support the rule if the words "or repackager" were

inserted after the word "manufacturer" in subsections R4-23-605(D)(2)(a)(i),

(D)(2)(b)(i), (D)(3)(a)(i), and (D)(3)(b)(i). The Board assured Ms. Elliott that

leaving out the word "repackager" was an oversight. The Board thanked Ms.

Elliott and the committee for their comments and explained that the Board agreed

with their recommended changes. The Board assured Ms. Elliott that the words "or

repackager" would be included to the final rules as recommended in the

committee's comments.

 

The Board received a written comment from the National Association of Chain

Drugs Stores (NACDS) expressing concern that the proposed rule changes would

have the unintended effect of preventing chain pharmacy distribution centers

from engaging in the legitimate repackaging and relabeling of prescription drugs

received in bulk amounts into smaller quantities for distribution to their own

pharmacies for use in dispensing prescription drugs. NACDS's concern was based

on their understanding that the Board permits chain pharmacy distribution

centers as drug wholesalers. NACDS states that pharmacies engage in repackaging

and relabeling in order to facilitate the efficient dispensing of prescriptions,

and chain pharmacies often have their distribution centers handle this task.

NACDS offered an amendment to the rule that would allow chain pharmacy

distribution centers to repackage or relabel prescription drugs for distribution

to their pharmacies. The Board's response to the NACDS states that the Board is

not aware of any Arizona chain pharmacy distribution centers who are repackaging

drug and that the Board has made no statement that would allow a chain pharmacy

distribution center to repackage drugs for distribution to their pharmacies

without a manufacturer or repackager permit. The Board further commented that

the Board does allow a pharmacist in a pharmacy to repackage or prepackage drugs

for dispensing in that pharmacy or if a chain pharmacy, another pharmacy in that

chain. The Board does not allow a pharmacist to repackage or prepackage drugs

for distribution to another pharmacy of different ownership. The Board thanked

the NACDS for its comments and explained that the changes recommended by the

Arizona Community Pharmacy Committee would be implemented in the final rule.

 

12. Any other matters prescribed by statute that are applicable to the

specific agency or to any specific rule or class of rules: Not applicable

 

13. Incorporations by reference and their location in the rules: None

 

14. Was this rule previously made as an emergency rule?: No.

 

Agency Contact: Dean Wright, Compliance Officer, Board of Pharmacy, 4425 W. Olive Avenue, Suite 140, Glendale, AZ 85302, 623-463-2727, fax 623-934- 0583, rxcop@cox.net

 

Citation: R4-23-408, -605

 

Status:

01/21/2005 Notice of Rulemaking Docket Opening

06/10/2005 Proposed Rule

 

Comment Deadline:

07/11/2005

10/28/2005 Rule Adoption

 

Effective Date: 12/06/2005

 

 

 

FLORIDA

Title: PATIENT RECORDS

 

Agency: Department of Health/Board of Optometry

 

Summary: Updates existing language in rules relating to patient records, transfer or death of licensed practitioner, minimum equipment requirements, standards of practice, and performance of delegated tasks by non-licensed personnel.

 

Agency Contact: Joe Baker, Jr. Executive Director, Board of Optometry, 4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin C07, Tallahassee, Fl 32399-3259

 

Citation: FAC 64B13-3.003, .04, .010, .015

 

Status:

08/19/2005 Negotiated Rulemaking

09/23/2005 Proposed Rule

 

Comment Deadline: 10/14/2005; 10/28/2005 Changes Proposed

 

Effective Date: 12/06/2005

 

 

 

VIRGINIA

Title: 18 VAC 85-80. Regulations Governing the Licensure of Occupational Therapists (adding 18 VAC 85-80-120 through 18 VAC 85-80-125).

 

Agency: Board of Medicine

 

Summary: Correction to Final Regulation

 

Summary Comments:

18 VAC 85-80. Regulations Governing the Licensure of Occupational Therapists (adding 18 VAC 85-80-120 through 18 VAC 85-80-125). Publication: 22:1 VA.R. 91-93 September 19, 2005.

 

Correction to Final Regulation:

 

Based on the Virginia Code Commission's authority in @ 30-150 of the Code of

Virginia to renumber sections of the Virginia Administrative Code, the following

title and section numbers are being changed:

 

Title of Regulation: 18 VAC 85-80. Regulations Governing the Licensure of

Occupational Therapists (adding 18 VAC 85-80-130 through 18 VAC 85-80-180). 18

VAC 85-80-130. Confidentiality. 18 VAC 85-80-140. Patient records. 18 VAC

85-80-150. Practitioner- patient communication; termination of relationship. 18

VAC 85-80-160. Practitioner responsibility. 18 VAC 85-80-170. Sexual contact. 18

VAC 85-80-180. Refusal to provide information.

 

VA.R. Doc. No. R03-263

 

Citation: 18 VAC 85-80

 

Status:

09/19/2005 Published

10/31/2005