GENERAL GOVERNMENT CABINET

Board of Medical Licensure

(New Administrative Regulation)

 

      201 KAR 9:480. Fee schedule regarding genetic counselors.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 311.695, 311.697, 311.699

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 311.699

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 311.699 authorizes the board to promulgate administrative regulations relating to the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors and to establish fees relating to the issuance and renewal of genetic counselor licenses. This administrative regulation establishes a schedule of fees for services rendered by the board.

 

      Section 1. Fee Schedule for Genetic Counselors. (1) The fee for initial issuance of a regular license shall be $150.

      (2) The fee for renewal of a regular license shall be $150.

      (3) The fee for reinstatement of an inactive license shall be the current renewal fee, plus ten (10) dollars.

      (4) The fee for issuance of a duplicate wallet card shall be five (5) dollars.

      (5) The fee for issuance of a duplicate wall license shall be ten (10) dollars.

      (6) The fee for verification of a state license to another licensing agency shall be (10) dollars.

 

RUSSELL L. TRAVIS, M.D., President

      APPROVED BY AGENCY: December 4, 2017

      FILED WITH LRC: December 5, 2017 at 11 a.m.

      PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: A public hearing on this administrative regulation shall be held on January 23, 2018 at 9:00 a.m., at the offices of the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, 310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B, Louisville, Kentucky 40222. Individuals interested in being heard at this hearing shall notify this agency in writing by January 16, 2018, five (5) workdays prior to the hearing, of their intent to attend. If no notification of intent to attend the hearing was received by that date, the hearing may be cancelled. This hearing will not be transcribed unless a written request for a transcript is made. If you do not wish to be heard at the public hearing, you may submit written comments on the proposed administrative regulation. Written comments shall be accepted until January 31, 2018. Send written notification of intent to be heard at the public hearing or written comments on the proposed administrative regulation to the contact person.

      CONTACT PERSON: Leanne K. Diakov, General Counsel, Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure, 310 Whittington Parkway, Suite 1B, Louisville, Kentucky 40222, phone (502) 429-7150, fax (502) 429-7118, email Leanne.Diakov@ky.gov.

 

REGULATORY IMPACT ANALYSIS AND TIERING STATEMENT

 

Contact Person: Leanne K. Diakov

      (1) Provide a brief summary of:

      (a) What this administrative regulation does: This administrative regulation establishes the fees associated with the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.

      (b) The necessity of this administrative regulation: It is necessary to promulgate this regulation to establish fees associated with the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.

      (c) How this administrative regulation conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: This administrative regulation acts specifically to establish the fees associated with the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.

      (d) How this administrative regulation currently assists or will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: This administrative regulation acts specifically to establish the fees associated with the licensing and regulation of genetic counselors.

      (2) If this is an amendment to an existing administrative regulation, provide a brief summary of:

      (a) How the amendment will change this existing administrative regulation: Not applicable.

      (b) The necessity of the amendment to this administrative regulation: Not applicable.

      (c) How the amendment conforms to the content of the authorizing statutes: Not applicable.

      (d) How the amendment will assist in the effective administration of the statutes: Not applicable.

      (3) List the type and number of individuals, businesses, organizations, or state and local governments affected by this administrative regulation: This amendment will affect all genetic counselors who will become licensed in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

      (4) Provide an analysis of how the entities identified in question (3) will be impacted by either the implementation of this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment, including:

      (a) List the actions that each of the regulated entities identified in question (3) will have to take to comply with this administrative regulation or amendment: No initial action. Will be included with initial application for licensure and renewal applications.

      (b) In complying with this administrative regulation or amendment, how much will it cost each of the entities identified in question (3): Initial application fee will be $150. Renewal of license will be $150.

      (c) As a result of compliance, what benefits will accrue to the entities identified in question (3): Applicants will benefit because the Board will be able to provide more efficient services to the entities identified above.

      (5) Provide an estimate of how much it will cost to implement this administrative regulation:

      (a) Initially: None

      (b) On a continuing basis: None

      (6) What is the source of the funding to be used for the implementation and enforcement of this administrative regulation: Funding comes directly from applicants.

      (7) Provide an assessment of whether an increase in fees or funding will be necessary to implement this administrative regulation, if new, or by the change, if it is an amendment: The applicant will be responsible for the fee.

      (8) State whether or not this administrative regulation establishes any fees or directly or indirectly increases any fees: This administrative regulation will establish initial and renewal licensing fees.

      (9) TIERING: Is tiering applied? Tiering was not appropriate in this administrative regulation because the administrative regulation applies equally to those individuals regulated by it.

 

FISCAL NOTE ON STATE OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT

 

      (1) What units, parts or divisions of state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) will be impacted by this administrative regulation? The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure will be impacted by this administrative regulation.

      (2) Identify each state or federal statute or federal regulation that requires or authorizes the action taken by the administrative regulation: KRS 311.699

      (3) Estimate the effect of this administrative regulation on the expenditures and revenues of a state or local government agency (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first full year the administrative regulation is to be in effect. None

      (a) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for the first year? None

      (b) How much revenue will this administrative regulation generate for the state or local government (including cities, counties, fire departments, or school districts) for subsequent years? None

      (c) How much will it cost to administer this program for the first year? None

      (d) How much will it cost to administer this program for subsequent years? None

      Note: If specific dollar estimates cannot be determined, provide a brief narrative to explain the fiscal impact of the administrative regulation.

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