Session of 2000
By Representative Pottorff

  9             AN  ACT concerning certification of persons who measure bone mass.
11       Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:
12             Section  1. For the purposes of this act:
13             (a) "Bone density test" means any medically accepted measurement
14       of bone mass or bone mineral density used to detect low bone mass and
15       to determine an individual's risk for osteoporosis. Bone density test in-
16       cludes the use of any technology, including, but not limited to, bone
17       densitometers.
18             (b) "Bone densitometer" means any device or technology which is
19       fixed, mobile or portable, and uses radio-isotopes, X-rays or ultrasound
20       to measure bone mass.
21             (c) "ISCD" means the international society for clinical densitometry.
22             (d) "Licensed" and "licensee" shall have the meaning ascribed to it
23       in K.S.A. 65-2802 and amendments thereto.
24             Sec.  2. (a) No person, other than a person who is currently certified
25       by ISCD, shall perform any diagnostic test or other procedure involving
26       bone density testing or the use of a bone density densitometer on another
27       human being for diagnostic or therapeutic purposes.
28             (b) Any person violating any provision of this act shall be guilty of a
29       class A misdemeanor.
30             (c) Any licensed person or licensee who violated this act is guilty of
31       unprofessional conduct as defined in K.S.A. 65-2837 and amendments
32       thereto. 
33        Sec.  3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its
34       publication in the statute book.