Sunset Review of Med. Admin. by Unlicensed Persons
SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
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|Introduce the draft bill (Attachment I) as drafted||PASS|
12:40 PM -- Sunset Review of Med. Admin. by Unlicensed Persons
Bryan Jameson, Department of Regulatory Agencies, reviewed the DORA sunset report on the Administration of Medications by Unlicensed Persons (Attachment H) and the draft bill containing the recommendations of the report (Attachment I). He described the activities of qualified medication administration persons (QMAPs), who are individuals who do not have a medical license who help people take medication. He noted that the QMAP program is not a regulatory program, but rather a legal exemption and education function. He described the recommendations of DORA with regard to QMAPs. The first recommendation is that the QMAP program be continued, the second recommendation is that the QMAP program be removed from the sunset review calendar, the third recommendation is that employers document that all QMAPs who are currently within their employ have passed the QMAP competency evaluation at least every 5 years, and the fourth recommendation is that employers who utilize QMAP services conduct a drug-related criminal history record check of each unlicensed person in order to determine if the unlicensed person has a drug-related criminal history. Mr. Jameson responded to questions from Senator Newell regarding facility inspections. Mr. Jameson and Senator Tochtrop discussed the recommendation that the employer document training provided to QMAPs.
Mr. Jameson continued his discussion of the DORA recommendations related to the QMAP program, describing recommendation number 4. He responded to questions from Senator Tochtrop regarding other professions that require fingerprint-based criminal history record checks.
01:01 PM -- Kristen Forrestal, Office of Legislative Legal Services, responded to questions regarding recommendation number 4.
01:02 PM -- Howard Roitman, Department of Public Health and Environment, offered to respond to committee questions.
|BILL:||Sunset Review of Med. Admin. by Unlicensed Persons |
|TIME: || 01:02:49 PM|
|MOTION:||Introduce the draft bill (Attachment I) as drafted. The motion passed on a 4-0 roll call vote, with 3 members excused.|
Final YES: 4 NO: 0 EXC: 3 ABS: 0 FINAL ACTION: PASS
Senator Boyd announced that Senator Carroll will be the prime sponsor of the bill and Senators Tochtrop and Senator Newell were added as cosponsors.
The committee adjourned.