|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 12, 2012||committee discharged and committed to rules|
|Feb 21, 2012||notice of committee consideration - requested|
|Jan 04, 2012||referred to higher education|
|Jan 05, 2011||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S324
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S324 (ACTIVE) - Details
S324 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S324 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to services performed by nurse practitioners PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To end the requirement of a collaboration agreement between a nurse practitioner and a physician as a condition for practice, and provide coverage for nurse practitioner services. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill amends the nurse practice act in Education Law to delete the requirements for a collaboration agreement and practice protocols between nurse practitioners and physicians. Section 2 establishes a nurse practitioner advisory panel, appointed by the Regents. Sections 4, 5, 6, and 7 mandate that major medical, comprehensive-type insurance benefits, as well as managed care policies, extend coverage to nurse practitioners, including those working in independent settings. JUSTIFICATION: Nurse practitioners (NPs) practice in a variety of primary and
S324 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 324 2011-2012 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 5, 2011 ___________ Introduced by Sens. MONTGOMERY, HASSELL-THOMPSON, HUNTLEY, KLEIN, OPPEN- HEIMER, PERKINS -- 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 services performed by nurse practitioners THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 3 of section 6902 of the education law, as added by chapter 257 of the laws of 1988, is amended to read as follows: 3. (a) The practice of registered professional nursing by a nurse practitioner, certified under section six thousand nine hundred ten of this article, may include the diagnosis of illness and physical condi- tions and the performance of therapeutic and corrective measures within a specialty area of practice[, in collaboration with a licensed physi- cian qualified to collaborate in the specialty involved, provided such services are performed in accordance with a written practice agreement and written practice protocols. The written practice agreement shall include explicit provisions for the resolution of any disagreement between the collaborating physician and the nurse practitioner regarding a matter of diagnosis or treatment that is within the scope of practice of both. To the extent the practice agreement does not so provide, then the collaborating physician's diagnosis or treatment shall prevail]. (b) Prescriptions for drugs, devices and immunizing agents may be issued by a nurse practitioner, under this subdivision and section six thousand nine hundred ten of this article[, in accordance with the prac- tice agreement and practice protocols]. The nurse practitioner shall obtain a certificate from the department upon successfully completing a program including an appropriate pharmacology component, or its equiv- alent, as established by the commissioner's regulations, prior to prescribing under this subdivision. The certificate issued under section EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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