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SENATE BILL NO. 1318 – Podiatrist, medial staff privileges


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S1318.................................................by HEALTH AND WELFARE
PODIATRISTS - Amends existing law relating to the practice of podiatry to
remove certain medical staff membership requirements.
02/16    Senate intro - 1st rdg - to printing
02/17    Rpt prt - to Health/Wel
02/23    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
02/24    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/01    3rd rdg - PASSED - 23-7-5
      AYES -- Andreason, Bailey, Brandt, Bunderson, Burkett, Burtenshaw,
      Cameron, Compton(Duncan), Darrington, Davis, Gannon, Geddes, Ingram,
      Keough, Little, Lodge, McKenzie, McWilliams, Pearce, Richardson,
      Stegner, Sweet, Williams
      NAYS -- Calabretta, Kennedy, Malepeai, Noh, Schroeder, Sorensen, Werk
      Absent and excused -- Goedde, Hill, Marley, Noble, Stennett
    Floor Sponsors - President Pro Tem Geddes & Williams
    Title apvd - to House
03/02    House intro - 1st rdg - to Health/Wel
03/05    Rpt out - rec d/p - to 2nd rdg
03/08    2nd rdg - to 3rd rdg
03/09    3rd rdg - PASSED - 58-9-3
      AYES -- Andersen, Barrett, Bauer, Bayer, Bedke, Bell, Black, Block,
      Bolz, Campbell, Cannon, Collins, Crow, Cuddy, Deal, Denney, Douglas,
      Eberle, Edmunson, Ellsworth, Eskridge, Field(18), Field(23), Gagner,
      Garrett, Henbest, Jaquet, Kellogg, Kulczyk, Lake, Langford,
      Langhorst, Martinez, McGeachin, McKague, Meyer, Miller, Moyle,
      Nielsen, Pasley-Stuart, Raybould, Ridinger, Ring, Roberts, Robison,
      Rydalch, Sali, Schaefer, Shepherd, Shirley, Skippen, Smith(30),
      Smylie, Snodgrass, Stevenson, Trail, Wills, Wood
      NAYS -- Boe, Bradford, Clark, Jones, Mitchell, Ringo, Sayler,
      Smith(24), Mr. Speaker
      Absent and excused -- Barraclough, Harwood, Naccarato
    Floor Sponsor - Sali
    Title apvd - to Senate
03/10    To enrol
03/11    Rpt enrol - Pres signed
03/12    Sp signed
03/15    To Governor
03/19    Governor signed
         Session Law Chapter 133
         Effective: 07/01/04

Bill Text

  ]]]]              LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF IDAHO             ]]]]
 Fifty-seventh Legislature                 Second Regular Session - 2004
                                       IN THE SENATE
                                    SENATE BILL NO. 1318
                              BY HEALTH AND WELFARE COMMITTEE
  1                                        AN ACT
  4    Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
  5        SECTION 1.  That Section 39-1395, Idaho Code, be, and the same  is  hereby
  6    amended to read as follows:
  7        39-1395.  PRACTICE  OF  PODIATRY  --  MEDICAL  STAFF MEMBERSHIP. Except as
  8    otherwise provided in this section, no provision or provisions of this section
  9    shall in any way change or modify the authority or power of the governing body
 10    of any hospital to make such rules, standards or  qualifications  for  medical
 11    staff  membership  as  they, in their discretion, may deem necessary or advis-
 12    able, or to grant or refuse membership on a medical staff.
 13        An applicant for medical staff membership may  not  be  denied  membership
 14    solely  on  the ground that the applicant holds a license to practice podiatry
 15    issued by the Idaho state board of podiatry. The criteria utilized for  grant-
 16    ing  medical  staff  membership shall be reasonable and shall not discriminate
 17    against podiatry.
 18        The process for considering applications for medical staff membership  and
 19    privileges shall afford each applicant due process.
 20        All  applications  for medical staff membership shall be acted upon within
 21    one hundred twenty (120) days from the date the required information  is  sub-
 22    mitted.
 23        The  accordance  and  delineation  of  clinical privileges for podiatrists
 24    shall  be  determined  on  an  individual  basis  and  commensurate  with  the
 25    applicant's education, training, experience and  demonstrated  competence.  In
 26    implementing these procedures, each hospital shall formulate and apply reason-
 27    able  standards  that  do not discriminate in the evaluation of an applicant's
 28    credentials.
 29        A podiatrist with medical staff privileges may initiate admission, but the
 30    admission is not complete until the history  and  physical  is  performed  and
 31    signed by a physician licensed pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code. A
 32    member  of  the medical staff licensed pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho
 33    Code, shall have responsibility for the overall medical care  of  the  patient
 34    while  in the hospital. Arrangements for the services of a member of the medi-
 35    cal staff licensed pursuant to chapter 18, title 54, Idaho Code, for the  pur-
 36    poses of this section shall be the sole responsibility of the admitting podia-
 37    trist and not that of the hospital or any other member of the medical staff.

Statement of Purpose / Fiscal Impact

                    STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

                         RS 13841Cl

This legislation removes language in Idaho Code that requires
patients admitted to an Idaho hospital on the recommendation of a
licensed podiatrist, to have their required history and physical
performed by a physician licensed pursuant to Chapter 18, Title
54, Idaho Code. Podiatrists are trained, qualified and licensed
under Idaho Code to perform this routine examination.

                         FISCAL IMPACT

There is no fiscal impact.


Name: Senator J. Stanley Williams
Phone: 208-332-1321

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE/FISCAL NOTE                     S 1318