Bill Status of HB1359 96th General Assembly
Short Description: ORTH, PROSTH, & PED PRAC ACT
Rep. Angelo Saviano - Dan Reitz - Brandon W. Phelps
| 1/11/2011||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics Practice Act. Makes changes in Sections concerning the powers and duties of the Department, the Board, qualifications for licensure, the renewal or restoration of a license, the grounds for discipline, and the appointment of a hearing officer. In a Section concerning exceptions, provides that the Act shall not be construed to prohibit a licensed advanced practice nurse from engaging in his or her profession (now, physical therapist or occupational therapist). In a Section concerning the limitations on the provision of care and services, provides that a licensed orthotist, prosthetist, or pedorthist may provide care or services if the care or services are provided pursuant to an order from an advanced practice nurse (now, a licensed physician or podiatrist). Creates new Sections concerning returned checks and fines, subpoenas, unlicensed practice and civil penalties. Defines the terms "address of record", "off-the-shelf device", and "Secretary". Repeals Sections concerning the transition period and enforcement. Repeals a Section concerning elective inactive status and reinserts its contents into a Section concerning the renewal or restoration of a license. Makes other changes. Effective immediately.