senate Bill S7183

Signed by Governor Amended

Extends the expiration of provisions relating to a restricted dental facility license

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor
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  • 02 / May / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 04 / Jun / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 7183A
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1407
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED SENATE
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • 16 / Jun / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • SUBSTITUTED FOR A8660A
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.509
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • PASSED ASSEMBLY
  • 17 / Jun / 2014
    • RETURNED TO SENATE
  • 11 / Jul / 2014
    • DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • 22 / Jul / 2014
    • SIGNED CHAP.172

Summary

Extends the expiration of provisions relating to a restricted dental facility license.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8660
Versions:
S7183
S7183A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Law Section:
Education
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง2, Chap 537 of 2008

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7183

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 537 of the laws of 2008,
amending the education law relating to a restricted dental faculty
license, in relation to extending the expiration of such chapter

PURPOSE:

To grant licensure to foreign trained dentists who are employed as a
full-time faculty member at a NYS dental school.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:

Section one adds Section 6604-b of the Education Law to authorize the
Education Department to issue a full-time faculty license under the
following conditions. The dentist must be:

*The dentist must be serving full-time on the faculty of one of New
York state's five Academic Dental Centers (Columbia University College
of Dental Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry,
University at Buffalo School of Medicine, State University of New York
at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and The University of
Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Eastman Dental Center, all
listed in the bill).

*To be full-time the individual must devote at least 4 days per week
to teaching, patient care, research or administration.

*The restricted dental faculty license will only allow an. individual
to practice within the facilities or clinics of the dental. school or
at a clinic or facility that has an affiliation agreement with the
school. The restricted license will be valid for a period of 3 years -
the same period that a regular license is valid.

*In order to qualify for the license an individual must have at least
6 years of pre-professional and professional education which includes
the same course work required of a dentist licensed through the
regular pathway. Even though it is a 6 year requirement compared to
our 8, individuals must have at least 4 years of dental education
(same as US schools); the 6 year requirement is needed because a
majority of European schools combine undergraduate and graduate
training so that students who graduate from those programs have 6
years of education compared to our system of 8.

* Individuals applying for a license must have at least 2 years of
practice experience or have completed a 2 year advanced training
course. Thus a new graduate would not be eligible for the license.
This is very similar to the requirement that foreign trained dentists
would have to complete in order to obtain a regular license.

*Individuals applying for the license must meet the same moral
character requirements, continuing education and misconduct standards
as a regular dentist.

* Dental schools are required to provide the following notices to SED:
1) that a licensee has been hired, 2) annual notice indicating the


licensee remains employed and 3) notice upon termination of full-time
employment.

* The licensee must also provide notice to SED upon termination of
employment.

JUSTIFICATION:

NYS dental schools are experiencing a shortage of faculty members.
Many dental schools across the state report having open, fully funded
faculty positions which they cannot fill. One reason for the
difficulty in attracting faculty is the differential in salary between
private practice and academia, which is approximately 4SCRIPT Another
reason is the overall number of faculty members who are reaching the
age of retirement that need to be replaced in order to maintain the
current level of instruction and care provided.

There is a pool of highly qualified foreign trained dental educators
and researchers that are interested and willing to come teach in NYS.
In fact, many of these potential dental faculty members are serving in
faculty positions at dental centers or are conducting NTH sponsored
research in other states. However, upon learning they are ineligible
for participation in faculty practice plans due to the lack of
licensure they decline the offer to come and teach in NYS. Under
current law, foreign dental trained faculty can teach under a limited
permit but cannot practice dentistry. Licensure will allow foreign
trained dental faculty to maintain their clinical skills and to treat
patients in the dental clinic setting. In addition, treating patients
will allow foreign trained faculty to supplement their income which
helps to offset the differential in pay between private practice and
academia.

This bill would provide foreign trained dental faculty the limited
privilege of licensure but only if they are employed full-time in an
academic setting. In short, the full-time faculty license would only
be valid.while the foreign trained dentist is employed as a full-time
faculty member by a NYS dental school. In addition, foreign trained
faculty would be required to meet the same continuing education
requirements as other dentist's licensed to practice in NYS. Thus,
this bill is precisely tapered to meet a specific problem in the
recruitment of full-time faculty and is not a portal to opening a
loophole for private practice dentistry by foreign trained dentists.

Currently, every state that has a dental school, including
Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, grant foreign trained
dental faculty the full privilege of licensure while employed within
the academic setting.

The fact that NYS does not grant full licensure is putting NYS at a
disadvantage in recruiting some of the most highly trained and well
qualified dental faculty.

PRIOR 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7183

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 2, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend chapter 537 of the laws of 2008, amending the  education
  law  relating  to  a restricted dental faculty license, in relation to
  extending the expiration of such chapter

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

  Section  1. Section 2 of chapter 537 of the laws of 2008, amending the
education law relating  to  a  restricted  dental  faculty  license,  as
amended  by  chapter  499  of  the  laws  of 2010, is amended to read as
follows:
  S 2. This act shall take effect February  1,  2009  and  shall  expire
February  1,  [2015] 2019 when upon such date the provisions of this act
shall be deemed repealed; provided that the commissioner of education is
authorized to promulgate rules and regulations  necessary  to  implement
the  provisions  of  this act prior to such effective date; and provided
further that any restricted dental  faculty  license  awarded  prior  to
February 1, [2015] 2019 shall remain valid and effective until the expi-
ration thereof.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13784-01-4

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