senate Bill S2766

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes certification procedures for the profession of nurse anesthesia

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Feb 01, 2011 referred to higher education

S2766 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6902, add §6911, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S3288, A1727

S2766 - Summary

Establishes certification procedures for the profession of nurse anesthesia; provides for the issuance of a certification to practice as a certified registered nurse anesthetist upon the filing of an application, having a license as a registered professional nurse, having the appropriate educational requirements and paying the fifty dollar initial certification fee and the triennial thirty dollar registration fee.

S2766 - Sponsor Memo

S2766 - Bill Text download pdf

                    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

                            February 1, 2011

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- 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  the  profession  of
  nurse anesthesia


  Section 1. Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby  finds  that
certified  registered nurse anesthetists are highly educated and trained
advanced practice nurses who hold a national professional certification,
and whose competency in the professional practice of nurse anesthesia in
hospitals, free-standing ambulatory surgery  centers,  clinics,  profes-
sional  offices  and  other facilities is well known. Nurse anesthetists
are integral to the continued professional delivery of services in  such
health care facilities throughout the state.
  The  legislature  further  finds  that  statutory recognition of nurse
anesthetists will further enhance  patient  safety  by  codifying  their
professional  scope of practice that is currently governed in this state
by regulations promulgated pursuant to the public health law in the case
of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
  The legislature also finds that while nurse anesthetists are  advanced
practice  nurses, licensed as registered professional nurses under arti-
cle 139 of the education law, no provision  of  this  act  is  meant  to
limit,  diminish  or in any way impinge upon the practice of the profes-
sion of nursing as a registered professional nurse under such article.
  Therefore, the legislature hereby declares that, due to the  intrinsic
nature  of  the administration of anesthesia services, the integral part
that certified registered nurse anesthetists play in the  safe  delivery
of  such  services and the need to protect and enhance patient safety in
all health care facilities, it is in the interest of the people of  this
state to recognize the national professional certification of registered
nurse  anesthetists  and  that  the  existing scope of practice of nurse

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


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