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Click the links below for memos from the Board regarding COVID-19:​ 

April 24, 2020​

May 15, 2020


TEMPORARY REGISTRATION OF OUT-OF-STATE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS TO PROVIDE TELEHEALTH SERVICES TO PATIENTS IN KENTUCKY DURING THE COVID-19 DECLARED STATE OF EMERGENCY

 

On March 6, 2020, Governor Beshear issued Executive Order 2020-215, declaring a state of emergency regarding COVID-19, a respiratory disease causing illness that can range from very mild to severe, including illness resulting in death. On March 30, 2020, Governor Beshear signed Senate Bill 150 (SB 150), an act relating to the state of emergency in response to COVID-19 and declaring an emergency.  Regarding telehealth services by out-of-state health care providers with a patient in this state, Section 1(4) of SB 150 provides:

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Section 1. Notwithstanding any state law to the contrary, during the state of emergency declared by the Governor in response to COVID-19 on March 6, 2020, by Executive Order 2020-215:

(4) Unless specifically prohibited or limited by federal law, a health care provider who establishes a provider-patient relationship, regardless of whether or not the telehealth provider has previously conducted an in-person examination or consultation or is conducting a new patient examination or consultation, with a patient in this state may remotely provide health care services to a patient through the use of telemedicine at an appropriate site for both the provider and patient and in compliance with HIPAA. Such provider must have an active unencumbered license for a health care profession which is issued by another state, the District of Columbia, or a possession or territory of the United States and have never been subject to discipline by a licensing agency in any state or federal jurisdiction and never had their license or permit for controlled substances suspended or revoked. Such providers must register with the relevant state agency and only offer clinically appropriate, medically necessary services. An insurer, as defined under KRS 304.17A-005, shall provide coverage for such services that are rendered to insureds in this state and the reimbursement rates for the service shall not be more than for the same services delivered in-person as provided under KRS 304.17A-138 and shall be determined between insurers and providers;

The full text of SB 150 is available at the Kentucky Secretary of State’s Executive Journal website, http://web.sos.ky.gov/execjournal/enactedlegislation.aspx.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

To temporarily register pursuant to SB 150 with an occupational licensure board (herein “board”) administered by the Department of Professional Licensing (herein “DPL”) of the Public Protection Cabinet, please note:

1.   This registration only applies to telehealth services, and does not allow you to provide any other services.

2.   The registration with DPL is only for health care providers whose scope of practice requires licensure by the following Boards: Alcohol & Drug Counselors; Applied Behavioral Analysts; Chiropractic Examiners; Diabetes Educators; Dietitians & Nutritionists; Durable Medical Equipment; Hearing Instruments Specialists; Marriage and Family Therapists; Massage Therapy; Occupational Therapy; Ophthalmic Dispensers; Pastoral Counselors; Podiatry; Professional Art Therapists; Professional Counselors; Prosthetics, Orthotics & Pedorthics; Psychology [except that a person licensed to practice psychology in another jurisdiction who has registered or wants to register with the board per the separate notification process in regulation 201 KAR 26:215 regarding a declared disaster should contact that board’s administrator to use that process]; Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology.

3.   The registration with DPL is NOT A LICENSE, and shall not substitute for the requirements of applicable Kentucky law and administrative regulations to obtain a license from one of the listed boards. Further, the registration is NOT A STATEMENT OF QUALIFICATIONS by the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

4.   The registration expires immediately when the referenced state of emergency has ceased, at which point a registrant must immediately cease providing the telehealth services.

5.   To register, please visit the following site: https://oop.ky.gov/DPLServices/NewApp/Welcome.aspx. You will be required to upload the following: 1) a signed and notarized affidavit, that can be found here; and 2) a copy of your active license.

(If you would like to request a paper copy of the application process, please request so by emailing kbce@ky.gov, then complete the Application and Affidavit and submit scanned copies by email to kbce@ky.gov or send the originals by mail to Department of Professional Licensing, P.O. Box 1360, Frankfort, KY 40602. Do not submit any documents by fax. Please note: This process is slower than applying online.)

6.   No fee is required for this temporary registration.

7.   After we receive your application, we will communicate with you regarding the status of the application.

8.   You are NOT registered until you receive a communication from us stating that you are temporarily registered.​ 



The Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners is the state agency responsible for protecting the public by licensing and regulating chiropractors. Throughout this site you will find information relative to the practice of chiropractic within the Commonwealth.

The KBCE is a self-supporting agency and receives no general fund tax appropriation.  It is funded entirely through fees assessed for licensing its professionals.

You can reach our office by phone at (502) 892-4250.

Do you need to find a licensed person in a specific occupation or profession, region or county in the state? 
An Active License Directory has been designed for you.  The Active License Directory allows you to search for a licensed individual and/or business by individual Board, License Type, Region and/or County. 
 
In addition, you can verify a license by clicking here
 
Licensees have the option to publicize information or to leave it unavailable. The Department of Professional Licensing (DPL) believes this information will be useful and serve public protection. ​

Office Mailing Address

Our mailing address is:

Kentucky Board of Chiropractic Examiners
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
Phone: 502-892-4250
Email: kbce@ky.gov​

​Chiropractor Search

Want to check the status of a chiropractor’s license?  Looking for a chiropractor in your city or county?  You can search our online database of providers by last name, license number, city or county. See our Verification Information page for more details.

Statutes and Regulations


Click the eServices link below to renew your license. Please use your OP ID number when creating a new account. You can find this number on previous correspondence; remember, this is different from your license number. Thank you.