senate Bill S2935B

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Establishes requirements for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Aug 17, 2012 approval memo.12
signed chap.444
Aug 06, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.561
substituted for a4519b
Jun 20, 2012 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1397
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 13, 2012 print number 2935b
amend and recommit to finance
May 01, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Feb 03, 2012 print number 2935a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Feb 03, 2011 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jun 20, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S2935B
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 1, 2012 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2935A
15
0
committee
15
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A
B (Active)
Original
A
B (Active)

S2935 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4519B
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1618, A4289

S2935 - Summary

Establishes requirements for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to complete continuing competency courses as part of their triennial license renewal; also provides for a mandatory continuing competency fee to be paid at the time of license renewal and which will be in addition to the triennial registration fee.

S2935 - Sponsor Memo

S2935 - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 2935                                                  A. 4519

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of  A. CANESTRARI -- read once and
  referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  mandatory  continuing
  competency  requirements  for occupational therapists and occupational
  therapy assistants

  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 7908
to read as follows:
  S 7908. MANDATORY CONTINUING COMPETENCY. (1)(A) EACH LICENSED  OCCUPA-
TIONAL  THERAPIST AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT REQUIRED UNDER THIS
ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRACTICE  IN  THE
STATE  SHALL  COMPLY  WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF THE MANDATORY CONTINUING
COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF  THIS  SECTION,
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.  OCCU-
PATIONAL  THERAPISTS  AND  OCCUPATIONAL  THERAPY  ASSISTANTS  WHO DO NOT
SATISFY THE MANDATORY CONTINUING COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS  SHALL  NOT  BE
AUTHORIZED  TO  PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND THEY
HAVE BEEN ISSUED A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT THAT AN OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPIST OR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT MAY PRACTICE WITHOUT  HAVING
MET  SUCH REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) ADJUSTMENT TO THE MANDATORY CONTINUING COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS MAY
BE GRANTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH OF THE LICENSEE WHERE
CERTIFIED BY AN  APPROPRIATE  HEALTH  CARE  PROFESSIONAL,  FOR  EXTENDED
ACTIVE  DUTY  WITH  THE  ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, OR FOR OTHER
GOOD CAUSE ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT WHICH MAY PREVENT COMPLIANCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05809-01-1

S2935A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4519B
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1618, A4289

S2935A - Summary

Establishes requirements for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to complete continuing competency courses as part of their triennial license renewal; also provides for a mandatory continuing competency fee to be paid at the time of license renewal and which will be in addition to the triennial registration fee.

S2935A - Sponsor Memo

S2935A - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 2935--A                                            A. 4519--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion -- 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 committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M.  of  A.  CANESTRARI  --  read  once  and
  referred  to  the  Committee on Higher Education -- recommitted to the
  Committee on Higher Education in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec.
  2 -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to mandatory continuing
  competency requirements for occupational therapists  and  occupational
  therapy assistants

  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  7908
to read as follows:
  S  7908. MANDATORY CONTINUING COMPETENCY. (1)(A) EACH LICENSED OCCUPA-
TIONAL THERAPIST AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT REQUIRED UNDER  THIS
ARTICLE  TO  REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRACTICE IN THE
STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING
COMPETENCY  REQUIREMENTS  PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.  OCCU-
PATIONAL THERAPISTS AND  OCCUPATIONAL  THERAPY  ASSISTANTS  WHO  DO  NOT
SATISFY  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS SHALL NOT BE
AUTHORIZED TO PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS,  AND  THEY
HAVE BEEN ISSUED A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT THAT AN OCCUPATIONAL
THERAPIST  OR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT MAY PRACTICE WITHOUT HAVING
MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A CONDITIONAL  REGISTRATION
PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05809-02-2

S2935B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4519B
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7908, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1618, A4289

S2935B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes requirements for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to complete continuing competency courses as part of their triennial license renewal; also provides for a mandatory continuing competency fee to be paid at the time of license renewal and which will be in addition to the triennial registration fee.

S2935B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2935B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

    S. 2935--B                                            A. 4519--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                            February 3, 2011
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion -- 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  committee  --
  reported  favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee
  on Finance -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. CANESTRARI, GUNTHER --  read  once
  and  referred  to  the Committee on Higher Education -- recommitted to
  the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with Assembly Rule  3,
  sec.  2  --  committee  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee -- reported and referred  to
  the Committee on Ways and Means -- committee discharged, bill amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to mandatory continuing
  competency requirements for occupational therapists  and  occupational
  therapy assistants

  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  7908
to read as follows:
  S  7908. MANDATORY CONTINUING COMPETENCY. (1)(A) EACH LICENSED OCCUPA-
TIONAL THERAPIST AND OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT REQUIRED UNDER  THIS
ARTICLE  TO  REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRACTICE IN THE
STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH  THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING
COMPETENCY  REQUIREMENTS  PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,
EXCEPT AS PROVIDED IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION.  OCCU-
PATIONAL THERAPISTS AND  OCCUPATIONAL  THERAPY  ASSISTANTS  WHO  DO  NOT
SATISFY  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING COMPETENCY REQUIREMENTS SHALL NOT BE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05809-04-2

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