S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 5, 2011
Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, DIAZ, LARKIN -- read twice and ordered
printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor
AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to including certified nurs-
ing assistants in provisions of law relating to restrictions on
consecutive hours of work
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Paragraph b of subdivision 1 of section 167 of the labor
law, as added by chapter 493 of the laws of 2008, is amended and a new
paragraph d is added to read as follows:
b. "Nurse" shall mean a registered professional nurse or a licensed
practical nurse as defined by article one hundred thirty-nine of the
education law who provides direct patient care, OR A CERTIFIED NURSING
ASSISTANT AS DEFINED IN THIS SUBDIVISION.
D. "CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO HAS SUCCESS-
FULLY COMPLETED A NURSE AIDE TRAINING AND/OR COMPETENCY EVALUATION
PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND/OR IS CURRENTLY
LISTED IN THE NURSE AIDE REGISTRY.
S 2. This act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.