K.A.R. 109-15-2. Recognition of non-Kansas credentials.
Summary of Proposed Regulation, Including Its Purpose.
K.A.R. 109-15-2 is the regulation that defines the process for recognizing non-Kansas credentials. The purpose of this regulation is to provide individuals that are certified or licensed in another jurisdiction the ability to gain Kansas certification as an attendant by recognizing they have met similar qualifications by their current credentials, training, and examination.
Reason or Reasons the Proposed Regulation Is Required, Including Whether or Not the Regulation Is Mandated by Federal Law.
K.S.A. 65-6129 states what must be in place in order for an individual to obtain Kansas certification. This regulation further defines that process for individuals that are certified or licensed in another jurisdiction and details out the criteria used in determining substantially equivalent coursework and an examination approved by the board. This regulation is not mandated by federal law.
Anticipated Economic Impact upon the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services.
There will be no economic impact to the Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Services associated with this regulatory addition.
Anticipated Financial Impact upon Other Governmental Agencies and upon Private Business or Individuals.
There will be no economic impact on other governmental agencies or private business. There may be a minimal economic impact to individuals associated with this regulatory revision in that the majority of individuals utilizing this proposed regulation will not be required to pay for obtaining additional education that they would be required to pay for under the existing regulation.
Anticipated Economic Impact upon Consumers of the Services Subject to the Regulation or Its Enforcement.
There may be a minimal economic impact on Emergency Medical Services attendants, agencies or other Emergency Medical Services related entities associated with this regulatory addition. This minimal economic impact may be a slight loss in income from completing education at an accredited post-secondary school for incoming paramedics and a slight increase in educational requirements and costs at the local service level. A majority of candidates that utilize this regulation would not require additional education under the proposed revised regulation. We anticipate less than 30 individuals per year (of the approximate 250 applicants) would not meet the proposed requirements and would need to complete further education.
Less Costly or Intrusive Methods That Were Considered, but Rejected, and the Reason for Rejection.
This proposed regulation incorporates the less costly method.