S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2013-2014 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 30, 2013
Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certification as a
clinical nurse specialist (CNS)
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6911
to read as follows:
S 6911. CERTIFICATION AS A CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS). 1. FOR
ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE TO PRACTICE AS A CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST
UNDER SECTION SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, THE APPLI-
CANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
(A) FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT;
(B) BE LICENSED AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE IN THIS STATE;
(C) (I) HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM REGIS-
TERED BY THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDING A MASTER'S OR DOCTORAL DEGREE, OR A
POST-MASTER'S CERTIFICATE FROM A PROGRAM ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT
WHICH PREPARES GRADUATES TO PRACTICE AS CNSS AND WHICH IS ACCREDITED BY
A NATIONAL NURSING ACCREDITED BODY ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND
(II) MEETS ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO PRAC-
TICE AS A CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, OR (III) HAVE RECEIVED EDUCATIONAL
PREPARATION DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE SUBSTANTIAL EQUIV-
ALENT OF SUBPARAGRAPHS (I) AND (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH; AND
(D) PAY A FEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR EACH INITIAL
CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZING CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PRACTICE AND A TRIEN-
NIAL REGISTRATION FEE OF THIRTY DOLLARS. REGISTRATION UNDER THIS SECTION
SHALL BE COTERMINOUS WITH THE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST'S REGISTRATION
AS A PROFESSIONAL NURSE.
2. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL USE THE TITLE
"CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST" OR THE DESIGNATION "CNS".
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
S. 3145 2
S 2. The provisions of this act shall not apply to any act or practice
authorized by any other law, rule, regulation or certification. The
provisions of this act shall not apply to any activity authorized,
pursuant to statute, rule or regulation, to be performed by a registered
professional nurse in a hospital as defined in article twenty-eight of
the public health law.
S 3. The commissioner of education is authorized to promulgate all
rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this act.
S 4. This act shall take effect on the three hundred sixty-fifth day
after it shall have become a law.