senate Bill S5060A

Relates to the performance of medical services by physician assistants

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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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  • 07 / May / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 12 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 5060A
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1494
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 20 / Jun / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • DIED IN ASSEMBLY
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 06 / May / 2014
    • 1ST REPORT CAL.553
  • 07 / May / 2014
    • 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • 12 / May / 2014
    • ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 20 / May / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 21 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

Summary

Relates to the performance of medical services by physician assistants.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3749B
Versions:
S5060
S5060A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6542, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5060A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
employment and supervision of physician assistants

PURPOSE: To increase the number of physician assistants that may be
supervised by a particular physician at any one time.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Education Law § 6542 to
clarify that four physician assistants (PAs) may be supervised by a
particular physician at any one time in his or her private practice
and that six PAs may be supervised at any time by a physician in a
correctional facility.

JUSTIFICATION: Serious primary care shortages can be lessened to a
significant degree by increasing the number of physician assistants
providing primary care. Studies consistently document that access to
high quality primary care improves health status and decreases the
need for invasive and costly interventions. In addition, New York will
have a significant increase in the number persons seeking primary care
as a result of increased health coverage under the federal Affordable
Care Act.

PAs must practice under the supervision of a physician, and New York
law limits the number of PAs one physician may supervise: 4 PAs per
physician in an office setting, 6 PAs per physician in a correctional
setting, and 6 PAs per physician in a hospital setting.

This bill will codify a long-held interpretation of the Education Law
by the Department of Health and will strengthen practices by allowing
the maximum number of PAs authorized by statute to perform under the
supervision of a physician at all times.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.

EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.

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

                                 5060--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 7, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  HANNON -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation  to  the  employment  and
  supervision of physician assistants

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

  Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 5 of section 6542 of the education  law,
as amended by section 1 of part T of chapter 57 of the laws of 2013, are
amended to read as follows:
  3.  No  physician  shall  employ or supervise more than four physician
assistants AT ANY ONE TIME in his or her private practice.
  5. Notwithstanding any other provision of this article, nothing  shall
prohibit a physician employed by or rendering services to the department
of corrections and community supervision under contract from supervising
no  more  than  six  physician  assistants AT ANY ONE TIME in his or her
practice for the department of corrections and community supervision.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January next  succeed-
ing  the date on which it shall have become a law; provided that, effec-
tive immediately, any rules and regulations necessary to  implement  the
provisions of this act on its effective date are authorized to be added,
amended and/or repealed on or before such date.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06480-06-3

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