Laws and Regulations

​This page contains:
  • Link to Kentucky statutes governing nursing, dialysis technician, and certified professional midwifery practice
  • Link to Kentucky regulations governing nursing, dialysis technician and certified professional midwifery practice
  • Index of material incorporated by reference in KBN regulations
  • Index of proposed but not yet final KBN regulations


Kentucky Revised Statutes Chapter 314 governs nursing, dialysis technician, and certified professional midwifery practice

Kentucky Administrative Regulations, Title 201, Chapter 20 governs nursing, dialysis technician, and certified professional midwifery practice


To locate Material Incorporated by Reference (“MIR”) in the KBN Document Librarysearch for the term "MIR."
  • 201 KAR 20:057
    • AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Practice (2017)
    • AACN Scope and Standards for Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Practice (2014)
    • Neonatal Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2013)
    • Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2015)
    • Pediatric Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2015)
    • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (2014)
    • Scope of Practice for Nurse Practitioners (2019)
    • Standards of Practice for Nurse Practitioners (2019)
    • Scope of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (2013)
    • Standards for Nurse Anesthesia Practice (2019)
    • Office Based Anesthesia (2019)
    • Standards for the Practice of Midwifery (2011)
    • Oncology Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (2019)
    • The Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner: Guidelines for Practice and Education (2014)
    • Definition of Midwifery and Scope of Practice of Certified Nurse-Midwives and Certified Midwives (2012)
    • Standards for Professional Nursing Practice in the Care of Women and Newborns (2019)
    • APRN Prescriptive Authority Notification Form (6/2018)
    • Common CAPA-NS Form (6/2015)
  • 201 KAR 20:070
    • Certified List of Kentucky PON Graduates (6/2010)
    • Certified List of Out of State PON Graduates (6/2010)
  • 201 KAR 20:215
    • Application for Individual Review (9/2005)
    • Nursing Employment Evaluation Form (6/2016)
  • 201 KAR 20:220
    • Application for Provider Approval (1/2017)
    • Application for Provider Renewal (1/2017)
  • 201 KAR 20:360
    • Annual Report of the Program of Nursing (10/2018)
  • 201 KAR 20:370
    • Application for Licensure (1/2016)
    • Annual Licensure Renewal Application: RN or LPN (2/2021)
    • Application for Licensure as an APRN (1/2016)
    • Annual Licensure Renewal Application: RN and APRN (2/2021)
    • Application for RN and APRN Licensure (1/2016)
    • Application for Retired Status (8/2004)
    • Annual Licensure Renewal Application: APRN with RN Compact License (Not KY) (2/2021)
    • Annual Licensure Renewal Application: APRN with Kentucky RN License (2/2021)
    • APRN Practice Data (6/2012)
  • 201 KAR 20:390
    • Nursing Incentive Scholarship Fund (“NISF”)
    • NISF Application (12/2001)
    • NISF Request for Deferral (10/1996)
    • NISF Contract (10/2013)
    • NISF Promissory Note (10/2013)
  • 201 KAR 20:411
    • Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (“SANE”)
    • Application for Initial or Continued SANE Course Approval (10/2018)
    • SANE Application for Credential (10/2018)
    • Annual Credential Renewal Application: SANE Credential with RN in KY (2/2021)
    • Annual Credential Renewal Application: SANE with RN Compact License (Not KY) (2/2021)
    • SANE Education Guidelines (2018)
  • 201 KAR 20:470
    • Application for DT Training Program Approval (6/2006)
    • Application for DT Credential (1/2016)
    • Application for Renewal of DT Credential (5/2018)
    • Checklist for DT Competency Validation (9/2007)
    • DT Training Program Guide (8/2001)
    • List of DT Training Program Graduates (9/2007)
  • 201 KAR 20:490
    • Policies and Procedures for Infusion Nursing (5th ed. 2016)
    • Infusion Nursing: Standards of Practice (2016)
  • 201 KAR 20:506
    • Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, Final Rules (1/2021)
    • Interstate Commission of Nurse Licensure Compact Administrators, Bylaws (8/2017)
  • 201 KAR 20:600
    • Midwives Alliance of North America (“MANA”) Core Competencies (12/2014)
    • Standards and Qualifications for the Art and Practice of Midwifery, MANA (10/2005)
  • 201 KAR 20:620
    • Certified Professional Midwife Application for Licensure (1/2020)
    • Certified Professional Midwife Licensure Renewal Application (1/2020)
  • 201 KAR 20:660
    • LCPM Incident Report (1/2020)
    • LCPM Annual Report Form (12/2020)
  • 201 KAR 20:670
    • Informed Refusal Form (1/2020)


Index of Proposed But Not Yet Final KBN Regulations
    • To locate a pending regulation in the KBN Document Library, search for the term "Pending", followed by the regulation citation at issue. 
      • For each pending regulation summarized below, the associated Adobe PDF document located within the KBN document library lists: regulation number; title; changes proposed; new or revised material to be incorporated by reference; place, time and date of the scheduled public hearing; the manner in which persons shall submit notification of attending the public hearing or written comments.  
        • In addition, all regulations listed below may be reviewed and monitored via the Kentucky Legislative Research Commission website.

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