Donald Douglas

Sen. Douglas seeks continued study of Kentucky’s certificate of need law

BY: - January 10, 2024

FRANKFORT — Telling a Senate committee Wednesday that “we should not rush” the state’s policy conversations about certificate of need, a central Kentucky lawmaker presented his resolution seeking to reestablish a task force to examine the issue. Sen. Donald Douglas, R-Nicholasville, presented his resolution to the Senate Standing Committee on Health Services. He filed it […]

Northern Kentucky lawmaker files three bills loosening certificate of need requirements

BY: - January 10, 2024

FRANKFORT — Saying that Kentuckians should have options when it comes to where they get their medical care, a Northern Kentucky representative filed three bills Tuesday aimed at reforming the state’s certificate of need (CON) requirements.  The bills, filed by Rep. Marianne Proctor, R-Union, would increase health care expenditures minimums, removesome services like freestanding birthing […]

Advanced practice nurses in Kentucky will have more prescribing authority under new law

BY: - March 15, 2023

For years, Beth Partin has practiced medicine in rural Kentucky through a collaborative agreement with a physician.  Because her husband is a physician, Partin – who has a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree – said she hasn’t had an issue getting a provider to sign an agreement with her in compliance with a state law […]