senate Bill S4563A

Vetoed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the practice of surgical technology and surgical technologists

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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 23, 2011 vetoed memo.75
Sep 12, 2011 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2011 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.402
substituted for a6539b
Jun 16, 2011 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1316
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 08, 2011 print number 4563a
amend (t) and recommit to health
Apr 12, 2011 referred to health

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Bill Amendments

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S4563 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6539B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2823, Pub Health L

S4563 - Summary

Relates to the practice of surgical technology and surgical technologists; defines terms.

S4563 - Sponsor Memo

S4563 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4563

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to  the  practice  of
  surgical technology and surgical technologists

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2823 to read as follows:
  S  2823.   PRACTICE OF SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY AND SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS.
1.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE  FOLLOW-
ING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "HEALTH  CARE  FACILITY"  MEANS  A  HOSPITAL, AMBULATORY SURGICAL
CENTER, OR FREESTANDING  SURGICAL  OUTPATIENT  FACILITY  AS  DEFINED  BY
SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (B)  "SURGICAL  TECHNOLOGIST"  MEANS  A  PERSON WHO PRACTICES SURGICAL
TECHNOLOGY.
  (C) "SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY" MEANS SURGICAL PATIENT CARE  THAT  INCLUDES,
BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING TASKS OR FUNCTIONS:
  (I)  PREPARING  THE OPERATING ROOM FOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES BY ENSURING
THAT SURGICAL EQUIPMENT IS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AND SAFELY;
  (II) PREPARING THE OPERATING ROOM AND THE STERILE FIELD  FOR  SURGICAL
PROCEDURES  BY  PREPARING  STERILE  SUPPLIES, INSTRUMENTS, AND EQUIPMENT
USING STERILE TECHNIQUE;
  (III) ANTICIPATING THE NEEDS OF THE SURGICAL TEAM BASED  ON  KNOWLEDGE
OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND HOW THEY RELATE TO THE SURGICAL
PATIENT AND THE PATIENT'S SURGICAL PROCEDURE; AND
  (IV) AS DIRECTED, PERFORMING TASKS AT THE STERILE FIELD INCLUDING:
  (A)  IDENTIFYING  AND  CORRECTING  ASEPSIS  AND  BREAKS IN THE STERILE
FIELD;
  (B) PASSING SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT OR INSTRUMENTS;
  (C) SPONGING OR SUCTIONING AN OPERATIVE SITE;
  (D) PREPARING AND CUTTING SUTURE MATERIAL;
  (E) TRANSFERRING AND IRRIGATING WITH FLUIDS;
  (F) TRANSFERRING DRUGS WITHIN THE STERILE FIELD;

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S4563A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6539B
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2823, Pub Health L

S4563A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the practice of surgical technology and surgical technologists; defines terms.

S4563A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4563A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4563--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 12, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. SAVINO, ADDABBO, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Health
  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
  and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to surgical technolo-
  gy and surgical technologists

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2823 to read as follows:
  S 2823.  SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY AND SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS. 1.   AS  USED
IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "HEALTH  CARE  FACILITY"  MEANS  A  HOSPITAL, AMBULATORY SURGICAL
CENTER, OR FREESTANDING SURGICAL OUTPATIENT FACILITY.
  (B) "SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST" MEANS A PERSON WHO PERFORMS SURGICAL TECH-
NOLOGY OTHER THAN IN THE COURSE OF PRACTICING AS A HEALTH  CARE  PROFES-
SIONAL.
  (C)  "SURGICAL  TECHNOLOGY" MEANS SURGICAL PATIENT CARE THAT INCLUDES,
BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING TASKS OR FUNCTIONS:
  (I) PREPARING THE OPERATING ROOM FOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES  BY  ENSURING
THAT SURGICAL EQUIPMENT IS FUNCTIONING PROPERLY AND SAFELY;
  (II)  PREPARING  THE OPERATING ROOM AND THE STERILE FIELD FOR SURGICAL
PROCEDURES BY PREPARING STERILE  SUPPLIES,  INSTRUMENTS,  AND  EQUIPMENT
USING STERILE TECHNIQUE;
  (III)  ANTICIPATING  THE NEEDS OF THE SURGICAL TEAM BASED ON KNOWLEDGE
OF HUMAN ANATOMY AND PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND HOW THEY RELATE TO THE SURGICAL
PATIENT AND THE PATIENT'S SURGICAL PROCEDURE; AND
  (IV) AS DIRECTED, PERFORMING TASKS AT THE STERILE FIELD INCLUDING:
  (A) IDENTIFYING AND CORRECTING BREACHES IN ASEPSIS;
  (B) PASSING SUPPLIES, EQUIPMENT OR INSTRUMENTS;
  (C) PREPARING AND CUTTING SUTURE MATERIAL;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09904-11-1

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