Perfusionist Licensure in Kansas
The Kansas Practicing Perfusionist Society filed a Notice of Intent with the KDHE in November 2002, by then state liaison Kelly Hedlund. The secretary of KDHE replied “From the information contained in your notice dated November 19, 2002 as well as supplemental information dated March 7, 2003, I have determined that perfusionists are health care personnel as defined in K.S.A. 65-5001”.
The KDHE was again contacted in November 2007 by the current state liaison, Denny Coyne, who was advised to submit an “Open Records Request” in order to receive copies of all documents associated with the previous notice of intent. The documents were received in December 2007.
Notice of Intent to File submitted to Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
June 12, 2008:
The Kansas Practicing Perfusionist Society submitted its CREDENTIALING APPLICATION to the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE).
The first of four required hearings with the Technical Review Committee.
Technical Review Committee submits recommendation to Secretary Bremby that perfusionist be credentialed at the level of Licensure.
Secretary Bremby concurs with finding of the Review Committee. Recommends to Kansas Legislature that perfusionists be credentialed at the level of Licensure.
Senator Dick Kelsey (KS Senate District 26) introduces the KPPS licensure bill to the Kansas Senate. Referred to Public Health and Welfare Committee.
Bill by Public Health and Welfare
Sub for S 501 by Committee on Public Health and Welfare -- Kansas board of healing arts; licensure and education of perfusionists. Effective date:
02/01/2010 S Introduced -SJ 970
02/02/2010 S Referred to Public Health and Welfare -SJ 977
02/18/2010 S Withdrawn from Public Health and Welfare -SJ 1082; Referred to
Ways and Means -SJ 1082
02/19/2010 S Withdrawn from Ways and Means -SJ 1084; Rereferred to Public
Health and Welfare -SJ 1084
02/25/2010 S CR: Substitute be passed by Public Health and Welfare -SJ 1109
03/03/2010 S COW: CR recommending sub. bill be adptd; be am.; Sub. be passed as
am -SJ 1126; EFA: Passed as am.; Yeas 38 Nays 2 -SJ 1126
03/04/2010 S Engrossed -SJ 1130
03/04/2010 H Received and introduced -HJ 1037
03/05/2010 H Referred to Health and Human Services -HJ 1061
05/28/2010 S Died in House committee
2011 Legislative Session
01/11/2011 S Introduced as SB 5
01/12/2011 S Referred to Committee on Public Health and Welfare
02/07/2011 S Committee Report recommending bill be passed as amended by Committee on Public Health and Welfare
02/14/2011 S Committee of the Whole - Committee Report be adopted
02/14/2011 S Committee of the Whole - Be passed as amended
02/15/2011 S Final Action - Passed as amended; Yea: 38 Nay: 0
02/16/2011 H Received and Introduced
02/17/2011 H Referred to Committee on Health and Human Services
05/04/2011 Legislative Session Ends. No Action by House Committee on SB 5
2012 Legislative Session (even year Carry Over from 2011)
01/11/2012 S Introduced
01/12/2012 S Referred to Committee on Public Health and Welfare
01/14/2012 S Hearing: Tuesday Jan 18, 2012 1:30PM Room 546S
02/07/2012 S Committee Rport Recommending bill be Passed as Amended by Committee on Public Health and Welfare
02/14/2012 S Committe of the Whole - Committee Report be Adopted
02/14/2012 S Committee of the Whole - Be Passed as Amended
02/15/2012 S Final Action - Passed as Amended - Yea 38; Nay 0
02/16/2012 H Received and Introduced
02/22/2012 H Hearing: 3/1/2012 1:30PM Room 784 Docking
06/01/2012 H Died in House Committee