senate Bill S3738B

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires mandatory continuing education for nurses

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 01, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 30, 2012 print number 3738b
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jun 08, 2011 print number 3738a
amend and recommit to higher education
Mar 02, 2011 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 1, 2012 - Higher Education committee Vote

S3738B
16
0
committee
16
Aye
0
Nay
2
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 1, 2012

aye wr (2)

S3738 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9910
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6911, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1769

S3738 - Summary

Requires 45 hours of mandatory continuing education in a three year period for registered professional nurses; permits exemptions for illness, military duty and nurses who are not engaged in the practice.

S3738 - Sponsor Memo

S3738 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3738

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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  mandatory  continuing
  education for nurses

  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  6911
to read as follows:
  S  6911.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL
NURSES. 1. (A) EACH  LICENSED  REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE  REQUIRED
UNDER  THIS ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRAC-
TICE IN THE STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH PROVISIONS OF THE MANDATORY CONTINU-
ING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. NURS-
ES WHO DO NOT SATISFY THE MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS
SHALL  NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND HAVE BEEN
ISSUED A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT  THAT  A  NURSE  MAY  PRACTICE
WITHOUT  HAVING  MET  SUCH  REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A CONDI-
TIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  (B)  REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRIENNIAL  REGISTRATION  PERIOD
DURING  WHICH THEY ARE FIRST LICENSED. IN ACCORD WITH THE INTENT OF THIS
SECTION, ADJUSTMENT TO THE MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENT
MAY  BE  GRANTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH 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.
  (C)  A  LICENSED REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE NOT ENGAGED IN PRACTICE
AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, SHALL  BE  EXEMPT  FROM  THE  MANDATORY
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT UPON THE FILING OF A STATEMENT WITH THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09680-01-1

S3738A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9910
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6911, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1769

S3738A - Summary

Requires 45 hours of mandatory continuing education in a three year period for registered professional nurses; permits exemptions for illness, military duty and nurses who are not engaged in the practice.

S3738A - Sponsor Memo

S3738A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3738--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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  mandatory  continuing
  education for nurses

  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  6911
to read as follows:
  S  6911.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL
NURSES. 1. (A) EACH  LICENSED  REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE  REQUIRED
UNDER  THIS ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRAC-
TICE IN THE STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH PROVISIONS OF THE MANDATORY CONTINU-
ING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. NURS-
ES WHO DO NOT SATISFY THE MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS
SHALL  NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND HAVE BEEN
ISSUED A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT  THAT  A  NURSE  MAY  PRACTICE
WITHOUT  HAVING  MET  SUCH  REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A CONDI-
TIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  (B)  REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRIENNIAL  REGISTRATION  PERIOD
DURING  WHICH THEY ARE FIRST LICENSED. IN ACCORD WITH THE INTENT OF THIS
SECTION, ADJUSTMENT TO THE MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENT
MAY  BE  GRANTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH 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.
                                                           LBD09680-02-1

S3738B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9910
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6911, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S1769

S3738B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires 45 hours of mandatory continuing education in a three year period for registered professional nurses; permits exemptions for illness, military duty and nurses who are not engaged in the practice.

S3738B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3738B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3738--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              March 2, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- 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 -- recommitted to the Committee on High-
  er Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --  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
  education for nurses

  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 6911
to read as follows:
  S 6911. MANDATORY CONTINUING  EDUCATION  FOR  REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL
NURSES.  1.  (A)  EACH  LICENSED  REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE REQUIRED
UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO  PRAC-
TICE IN THE STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH PROVISIONS OF THE MANDATORY CONTINU-
ING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. NURS-
ES  WHO  DO  NOT SATISFY THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
SHALL NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND HAVE  BEEN
ISSUED  A  REGISTRATION  CERTIFICATE,  EXCEPT  THAT A NURSE MAY PRACTICE
WITHOUT HAVING MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE  IS  ISSUED  A  CONDI-
TIONAL  REGISTRATION  CERTIFICATE  PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS
SECTION.
  (B) REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE  MANDATORY
CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRIENNIAL REGISTRATION PERIOD
DURING WHICH THEY ARE FIRST LICENSED. IN ACCORD WITH THE INTENT OF  THIS
SECTION,  ADJUSTMENT  TO  THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
MAY BE GRANTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH CERTIFIED  BY  AN
APPROPRIATE  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, FOR EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09680-03-2

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