senate Bill S3059A

Provides for the certification of and qualifications for dentists practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed/Vetoed by Governor
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  • 08 / Feb / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 17 / May / 2011
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.746
  • 18 / May / 2011
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 23 / May / 2011
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 14 / Jun / 2011
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 04 / Jan / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 05 / Jan / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 3059A
  • 06 / Mar / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1186
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 12 / Jun / 2012
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Summary

Provides for the certification of and qualifications for dentists practicing oral and maxillofacial surgery; includes such dentist within provisions of law regulating office-based surgery; provides for a study of whether an oral and maxillofacial surgery profiling program should be established; and provides that in an oral and maxillofacial surgery malpractice action a physician may be called as an expert witness at trial.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2820A
Versions:
S3059
S3059A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6601, Ed L; amd §§230-d & 2995-d, Pub Health L; amd §3101, CPLR
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2009-2010: S8347, A4656B, S8347
2007-2008: A7044

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BILL NUMBER:S3059A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to amending the definition of
the scope of practice of dentistry to authorize certain
dentists who are qualified and certified
to perform any procedure in the oral and maxillofacial area;
and to amend the public health law and the
civil practice law and rules, in relation to the
discipline and liability of dentists who are
so qualified and certified

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill would permit maxillofacial surgeons who have: A) been
certified by the State Education Department and the American Board of
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, and have B) been granted privileges
to perform certain oral and maxillofacial surgery procedures by a
general hospital to perform the same oral and maxillofacial
procedures regard- less of its relation to the oral cavity. It would
eliminate the need to rely on the emergency exception for those
surgeons who do perform such procedures.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1: Amends Education Law section 6601 to divide the scope of
practice section into two subdivisions. The second new section adds
express authorization for oral and maxillofacial surgeons to perform
certain procedures in the oral and maxillofacial area provided the
oral and maxillofacial surgeon has been granted privileges to perform
such procedure by a general hospital under Article 28 of the Public
Health Law. Only surgeons who have been certified by the State
Education Department would be eligible to obtain this expanded scope
of practice.

Section 2: Amends Public Health Law section 230-d to add oral and
maxillofacial surgeons who have been certified pursuant to the new
Education Law section 6601(2)to perform office based surgery as long
as they are licensed by the Department of Health.

Section 3: Amends Public Health Law section 2995-·d to ask the
Department of Health, in cooperation with the SED, to examine whether
oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who have the expanded scope of
practice, should become part of the physician profiling program.

Section 4: Amends CPLR section 3101 to permit physicians to testify
in medical malpractice cases that involve oral and maxillofacial
surgery that is authorized under the expanded scope of practice.

JUSTIFICATION:
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons are surgical specialists of the dental
profession. Like medical surgeons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
undergo long residencies of between four to six years. These
nationally accredited residencies involve hundreds of facial
Surgeries, schooling in advanced biomedical Sciences, hospital
surgery rotations and general anesthesia!deep sedation. Surgical
concentrations are in four main areas: 1) trauma; 2) pathology; 3)


jaw surgery and 4) reconstructive and cosmetic surgery. Most Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgeons serve on hospital trauma teams to repair
facial injuries on accident victims. In 2001, chapter 576 expanded
and amended the scope of practice for dentistry to include the entire
oral and maxillofacial area as it related to restoring or maintaining
dental health.
This amendment would Continue the scope's modernization by allowing
any procedure within that area to be performed by those Oral and
Maxillofacial Surgeons who have been granted privileges to perform
the procedure/s in a hospital licensed by the health department.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2010 - Passed Senate
2008 - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become law.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3059--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 8, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LIBOUS,  KLEIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Higher
  Education  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on Higher Education in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  amending  the  defi-
  nition  of  the  scope  of  practice of dentistry to authorize certain
  dentists who are qualified and certified to perform any  procedure  in
  the  oral  and  maxillofacial area; and to amend the public health law
  and the civil practice law and rules, in relation  to  the  discipline
  and liability of dentists who are so qualified and certified

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 6601 of the education law, as  amended  by  chapter
576 of the laws of 2001, is amended to read as follows:
  S 6601. Definition  of  practice  of dentistry. 1. The practice of the
profession of dentistry is defined as diagnosing,  treating,  operating,
or  prescribing  for  any  disease, pain, injury, deformity, or physical
condition of the oral and maxillofacial area related  to  restoring  and
maintaining  dental  health.  The  practice  of  dentistry  includes the
prescribing and fabrication of dental  prostheses  and  appliances.  The
practice  of  dentistry  may  include performing physical evaluations in
conjunction with the provision of dental treatment.
  2. ANY ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON CERTIFIED BY THE  DEPARTMENT  IN
ACCORDANCE WITH QUALIFICATIONS ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT MAY PERFORM
ADDITIONAL SURGICAL PROCEDURES INVOLVING THE HARD OR SOFT TISSUES OF THE
ORAL  AND  MAXILLOFACIAL AREA. QUALIFICATIONS TO PERFORM SUCH ADDITIONAL
SURGICAL PROCEDURES SHALL INCLUDE BEING: (A) CERTIFIED BY  THE  AMERICAN
BOARD  OF  ORAL  AND  MAXILLOFACIAL  SURGERY OR SUCH EQUIVALENT NATIONAL
CERTIFYING BOARD OR ORGANIZATION ACCEPTABLE TO THE COMMISSIONER FOR SUCH

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04770-02-2

S. 3059--A                          2

ADDITIONAL SURGICAL PROCEDURES, AND (B) GRANTED HOSPITAL PRIVILEGES  FOR
SUCH  SURGICAL  PROCEDURES  BY  A  GENERAL HOSPITAL LICENSED PURSUANT TO
ARTICLE TWENTY-EIGHT OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH LAW.
  S  2.  Paragraph  (i)  of subdivision 1 of section 230-d of the public
health law, as added by chapter 365 of the laws of 2007, is  amended  to
read as follows:
  (i)  "Licensee" shall mean an individual licensed or otherwise author-
ized under [articles] ARTICLE one  hundred  thirty-one  or  one  hundred
thirty-one-B  of the education law, OR CERTIFIED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION
TWO OF SECTION SIXTY-SIX HUNDRED ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW.
  S 3. Section 2995-d of the public health law is amended  by  adding  a
new subdivision 4-a to read as follows:
  4-A.  IN  COOPERATION WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, STUDY HEALTH CARE
PRACTITIONER DATA RELATING TO ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEONS  CERTIFIED
PURSUANT  TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  SECTION SIXTY-SIX HUNDRED ONE OF THE
EDUCATION LAW. SUCH STUDY SHALL  INCLUDE  CONSIDERATION  OF  WHETHER  AN
INDIVIDUAL PROFILING PROGRAM SHOULD BE ESTABLISHED AND OUTLINE AN APPRO-
PRIATE  METHOD TO DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT SUCH A PROFILING PROGRAM IF SUCH
A PROGRAM IS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE IN THE PUBLIC  INTEREST.
SUCH  PROGRAM  AND  RECOMMENDATIONS  MAY  BE  SIMILAR  TO  THE PHYSICIAN
PROFILES   ESTABLISHED   PURSUANT   TO   SECTION   TWENTY-NINE   HUNDRED
NINETY-FIVE-A  OF  THIS  TITLE.  SUCH  A PROPOSED ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL
SURGEON PROFILING PROGRAM, IF  SUCH  A  PROGRAM  IS  DETERMINED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  TO  BE IN THE PUBLIC INTEREST, SHOULD BE CAPABLE OF PRESENT-
ING, IN A COST EFFECTIVE MANNER, RELEVANT MEDICAL AND TREATMENT INFORMA-
TION IN A FORMAT THAT IS EASILY UNDERSTOOD BY AND MADE AVAILABLE TO  THE
GENERAL  PUBLIC.   SUCH STUDY AND ITS FINDINGS SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE
GOVERNOR, THE TEMPORARY PRESIDENT OF THE  SENATE,  THE  SPEAKER  OF  THE
ASSEMBLY,  THE  MINORITY LEADER OF THE SENATE AND THE MINORITY LEADER OF
THE ASSEMBLY ON OR BEFORE JUNE FIRST, TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN;
  S 4. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (d) of section 3101 of the civil prac-
tice law and rules is amended by adding a new subparagraph (iv) to  read
as follows:
  (IV)  IN AN ACTION FOR ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY MEDICAL MALPRAC-
TICE FOR PROCEDURES PERFORMED PURSUANT TO  SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  SECTION
SIXTY-SIX HUNDRED ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, A PHYSICIAN MAY BE CALLED AS
AN EXPERT WITNESS AT TRIAL.
  S 5. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
ly,  the  addition,  amendment  and/or  repeal of any rule or regulation
necessary for the implementation of the provisions of this  act  on  its
effective  date  are authorized and directed to be made and completed on
or before such effective date.

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