senate Bill S5356D

Vetoed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Provides for the certification by the education department of certified registered nurse anesthetists

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Oct 03, 2012 vetoed memo.165
Sep 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.590
substituted for a8392c
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 20, 2012 ordered to third reading cal.1409
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 18, 2012 print number 5356d
amend and recommit to higher education
Jun 14, 2012 print number 5356c
amend and recommit to higher education
Jun 04, 2012 print number 5356b
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
May 27, 2011 print number 5356a
amend and recommit to higher education
May 11, 2011 referred to higher education

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S5356 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8392C
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6911, Ed L

S5356 - Bill Texts

view summary

Provides for the certification by the education department of certified registered nurse anesthetists.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5356

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the education law, in relation to certification of certified
registered nurse anesthetists

PURPOSE:

The bill provides for the certification by the education department of
certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA).

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the education law by establishing criteria for
certification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, including
application filing, license requirements, education and certification
fees.

This provision prohibits any individual other than certified persons
from using the title "certified registered nurse anesthetist". Those
currently practicing as certified registered nurse anesthetists would
be "grandfathered" in order to include them under this act.

This act does not apply to existing laws, rules, regulations or
certification standards. The Commissioner is authorized to promulgate
rules and regulations to implement the CRNA certification.

Section 2 sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

CRNAs play an essential role in providing high-quality, cost-effective
care. They provide anesthesia services to all categories of patients,
all types of surgical procedures and in all practice settings.

Protecting the title of certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)
is necessary to maintain safe patient care and to ensure that only
those who are properly educated and qualified are performing CRNA
services.
Competencies for CRNA practice have been nationally validated and
recognized. Numerous studies have demonstrated that CRNA practice
represents the highest level of safe quality care at the lowest cost
to the patient and the system. Furthermore, with the health care
environment growing increasingly complex due to new technologies and
treatment modalities, title recognition for CRNAs is essential for
the public's protection.

This bill would protect the title "certified registered nurse
anesthetist" and the designation "CRNA" to ensure that only those
properly educated and prepared to be certified registered nurse
anesthetists hold themselves out as such. The state would be able to
identify those nurses who have been properly educated to provide
specialized care and prohibit health care facilities from
inappropriately utilizing unqualified persons in the CRNA role.


Specifically, enacting this legislation will better enable the State
Education Department to investigate claims of unlicensed practice and
thus help the Department to fully protect the public from
professional misconduct in this specialty area.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become law.

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

                                  5356

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  certification  of
  certified registered nurse anesthetists

  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.  CERTIFICATION OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS. 1.
FOR ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE TO  PRACTICE  AS  A  CERTIFIED  REGISTERED
NURSE  ANESTHETIST,  THE  APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE-
MENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT;
  (B) LICENSE: BE LICENSED AS A REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE  IN  THE
STATE;
  (C)  EDUCATION:  (I)  HAVE  SATISFACTORILY  COMPLETED  AN  EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAM WHICH IS DESIGNED AND CONDUCTED TO PREPARE GRADUATES TO PRACTICE
IN THE SPECIALTY AREA OF NURSE ANESTHESIA;  AND  IS  REGISTERED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  OR  IN A PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL BODY RECOGNIZED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OR DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE EQUIVALENT; AND
(II) SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF CURRENT CERTIFICATION OR  RECERTIFICATION  BY  A
NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY, RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT;
  (D)  FEES: PAY A FEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR AN INITIAL
CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZING NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICE AND A TRIENNIAL REGIS-
TRATION FEE OF  THIRTY  DOLLARS.  AFTER  A  CERTIFIED  REGISTERED  NURSE
ANESTHETIST'S  INITIAL  REGISTRATION,  REGISTRATION  UNDER  THIS SECTION
SHALL BE COTERMINOUS WITH THE CERTIFIED REGISTERED  NURSE  ANESTHETIST'S
REGISTRATION AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE.
  2.  ONLY  A  PERSON  CERTIFIED  UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL USE THE TITLE
"CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST".

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11445-02-1

S. 5356                             2

  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY ACT OR  PRAC-
TICE AUTHORIZED BY ANY OTHER LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CERTIFICATION.
  4.  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLE-
MENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S5356A - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8392C
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6911, Ed L

S5356A - Bill Texts

view summary

Provides for the certification by the education department of certified registered nurse anesthetists.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5356A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to certification of certified
registered nurse anesthetists

PURPOSE
The bill provides for the certification by the education department of
certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA),

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the education law by establishing criteria for
certification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, including
application filing, license requirements, education and certification
fees.

This provision prohibits any individual other than certified persons
from using the title "certified registered nurse anesthetist". Those
currently practicing as certified registered nurse anesthetists would
be "grandfathered" in order to include them under this act.

This act does not apply to existing laws, rules, regulations or
certification standards, The commissioner is authorized to promulgate
rules and regulations to implement the CRNA certification,

Section 2 sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
CRNAs play an essential role in providing high-quality, cost-effective
care. They provide anesthesia services to all categories of patients,
all types of surgical procedures and in all practice settings.

Protecting the title of certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)
is necessary to maintain safe patient care and to ensure that only
those who are properly educated and qualified are performing CRNA
services. Competencies for
CRNA practice have been nationally validated and recognized.
Numerous studies have demonstrated that CRNA practice represents
the highest level of safe quality care at the lowest cost to the
patient and the system. Furthermore with the health care environment
growing increasingly complex due to new technologies and treatment
modalities, title recognition for CRNAs is essential for the
public's protection.

This bill would protect the title "certified registered nurse
anesthetist" and the designation "CRNA" to ensure that only those
properly educated and prepared to be certified registered nurse
anesthetists hold themselves out as such. The state would be able to
identify those nurses who have been properly educated to provide
specialized care and prohibit health care facilities from
inappropriately utilizing unqualified persons in the CRNA role.
Specifically, enacting this legislation will better enable the State
Education Department to investigate claims of unlicensed practice and
thus help the Department to fully protect the public from
professional misconduct in this specialty area.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become law,
except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of the Education Law, as
added by section one of this act shall take effect three years after
this act shall have become a law.

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

                                 5356--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  certification  of
  certified registered nurse anesthetists

  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.  CERTIFICATION OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS. 1.
FOR ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE TO  PRACTICE  AS  A  CERTIFIED  REGISTERED
NURSE  ANESTHETIST,  THE  APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIRE-
MENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT;
  (B) LICENSE: BE LICENSED AS A REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE  IN  THE
STATE;
  (C)  EDUCATION:  (I)  HAVE  SATISFACTORILY  COMPLETED  AN  EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAM WHICH IS DESIGNED AND CONDUCTED TO PREPARE GRADUATES TO PRACTICE
IN THE SPECIALTY AREA OF NURSE ANESTHESIA;  AND  IS  REGISTERED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  OR  IN A PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL BODY RECOGNIZED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OR DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE EQUIVALENT; AND
(II) SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF CURRENT CERTIFICATION OR  RECERTIFICATION  BY  A
NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY, RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT;
  (D)  FEES: PAY A FEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR AN INITIAL
CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZING NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICE AND A TRIENNIAL REGIS-
TRATION FEE OF  THIRTY  DOLLARS.  AFTER  A  CERTIFIED  REGISTERED  NURSE
ANESTHETIST'S  INITIAL  REGISTRATION,  REGISTRATION  UNDER  THIS SECTION
SHALL BE COTERMINOUS WITH THE CERTIFIED REGISTERED  NURSE  ANESTHETIST'S
REGISTRATION AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11445-03-1

S. 5356--A                          2

  2.  ONLY  A  PERSON  CERTIFIED  UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL USE THE TITLE
"CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST".
  3.  THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY ACT OR PRAC-
TICE AUTHORIZED BY ANY OTHER LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CERTIFICATION.
  4. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO  IMPLE-
MENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of
the education law, as added by section one of this act shall take effect
three years after this act shall have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S5356B - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8392C
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6911, Ed L

S5356B - Bill Texts

view summary

Provides for the certification by the education department of certified registered nurse anesthetists.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5356B

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to certification of certified
registered nurse anesthetists

PURPOSE:
The bill provides for the certification by the education
department of certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA),

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the education law by establishing criteria for
certification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, including
application filing, license requirements, education and certification
fees.

This provision prohibits any individual other than certified persons
from using the title "certified registered nurse anesthetist". Those
currently practicing as certified registered nurse anesthetists would
be "grandfathered" in order to include them under this act.

This act does not apply to existing laws, rules, regulations or
certification standards, The commissioner is authorized to promulgate
rules and regulations to implement the CRNA certification.

Section 2 sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:
CRNAS play an essential role in providing high-quality, cost-effective
care. They provide anesthesia services to all categories of patients,
all types of surgical procedures and in all practice settings.

Protecting the title of certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)
is necessary to maintain safe patient care and to ensure that only
those who are properly educated and qualified are performing CRNA
services.
competencies for CRNA practice have been nationally validated and
recognized. Numerous studies have demonstrated that CRNA practice
represents the highest level of safe quality care at the lowest cost
to the patient and the system. Furthermore with the health care
environment growing increasingly complex due to new technologies and
treatment modalities, title recognition for CRNAS is essential for
the public's protection.

This bill would protect the title "certified registered nurse
anesthetist" and the designation "CRNA" to ensure that only those
properly educated and prepared to be certified registered nurse
anesthetists hold themselves out as such. The state would be able to
identify those nurses who have been properly educated to provide
specialized care and prohibit health care facilities from
inappropriately utilizing unqualified persons in the CRNA role.
specifically, enacting this legislation will better enable the State
Education Department to investigate claims of
unlicensed practice and thus help the Department to fully protect the
public from professional misconduct in this specialty area.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become law,
except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of the Education Law, as
added by section one of this act shall take effect three years after
this act shall have become a law.

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

                                 5356--B

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. YOUNG, GRISANTI -- 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
  Higher 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 certification of
  certified registered nurse anesthetists

  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. CERTIFICATION OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE  ANESTHETISTS.  1.
FOR  ISSUANCE  OF A CERTIFICATE AS A CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHE-
TIST, THE APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT;
  (B) LICENSE: BE LICENSED AS A REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE  IN  THE
STATE;
  (C)  EDUCATION:  (I)  HAVE  SATISFACTORILY  COMPLETED  AN  EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAM WHICH IS DESIGNED AND CONDUCTED TO PREPARE GRADUATES TO PRACTICE
IN THE SPECIALTY AREA OF NURSE ANESTHESIA;  AND  IS  REGISTERED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  OR  IN A PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL BODY RECOGNIZED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OR DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE EQUIVALENT; AND
(II) SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF CURRENT CERTIFICATION OR  RECERTIFICATION  BY  A
NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY, RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT;
  (D)  FEES: PAY A FEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR AN INITIAL
CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZING NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICE AND A TRIENNIAL REGIS-
TRATION FEE OF  THIRTY  DOLLARS.  AFTER  A  CERTIFIED  REGISTERED  NURSE
ANESTHETIST'S  INITIAL  REGISTRATION,  REGISTRATION  UNDER  THIS SECTION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11445-06-2

S. 5356--B                          2

SHALL BE COTERMINOUS WITH THE CERTIFIED REGISTERED  NURSE  ANESTHETIST'S
REGISTRATION AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE.
  2.  ONLY  A  PERSON  CERTIFIED  UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL USE THE TITLE
"CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST".
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY  ACT  AUTHOR-
IZED BY ANY OTHER LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CERTIFICATION.
  4.  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLE-
MENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of
the education law, as added by section one of this act shall take effect
three years after this act shall have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S5356C - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8392C
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6911, Ed L

S5356C - Bill Texts

view summary

Provides for the certification by the education department of certified registered nurse anesthetists.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5356C

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the education law, in relation to certification of certified
registered nurse anesthetists

PURPOSE:

The bill provides for the certification by the education department of
certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA).

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the education law by establishing criteria for
certification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, including
application filing, license requirements, education and certification
fees.

This provision prohibits any individual other than certified persons
from using the title "certified registered nurse anesthetist". Those
currently practicing as certified registered nurse anesthetists would
be "grandfathered" in order to include them under this act.

This act does not apply to existing laws, rules, regulations or
certification standards. The Commissioner is authorized to promulgate
rules and regulations to implement the CRNA certification.

Section 2 sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

CRNAs play an essential role in providing high-quality, cost-effective
care. They provide anesthesia services to all categories of patients,
all types of surgical procedures and in all practice settings.

Protecting the title of certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)
is necessary to maintain safe patient care and to ensure that only
those who are properly educated and qualified are performing CRNA
services.
Competencies for CRNA practice have been nationally validated and
recognized. Numerous studies have demonstrated that CRNA practice
represents the highest level of safe quality care at the lowest cost
to the patient and the system. Furthermore, with the health care
environment growing increasingly complex due to new technologies and
treatment modalities, title recognition for CRNAs is essential for
the public's protection.

This bill would protect the title "certified registered nurse
anesthetist" and the designation "CRNA" to ensure that only those
properly educated and prepared to be certified registered nurse
anesthetists hold themselves out as such. The state would be able to
identify those nurses who have been properly educated to provide
specialized care and prohibit health care facilities from
inappropriately utilizing unqualified persons in the CRNA role.


Specifically, enacting this legislation will better enable the State
Education Department to investigate claims of unlicensed practice and
thus help the Department to fully protect the public from
professional misconduct in this specialty area.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become law,
except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of the Education Law, as
added by section one of this act shall take effect three years after
this act shall have become a law.

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

                                 5356--C

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. YOUNG, GRISANTI -- 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
  Higher Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  certification  of
  certified registered nurse anesthetists

  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.  CERTIFICATION OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS. 1.
FOR ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE AS A CERTIFIED REGISTERED  NURSE  ANESTHE-
TIST, THE APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT;
  (B)  LICENSE:  BE  LICENSED  AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE IN THE
STATE;
  (C)  EDUCATION:  (I)  HAVE  SATISFACTORILY  COMPLETED  AN  EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAM WHICH IS DESIGNED AND CONDUCTED TO PREPARE GRADUATES TO PRACTICE
IN  THE  SPECIALTY  AREA  OF  NURSE ANESTHESIA; AND IS REGISTERED BY THE
DEPARTMENT OR IN A PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL BODY  RECOGNIZED  BY
THE DEPARTMENT OR DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE EQUIVALENT; AND
(II)  SUBMIT  EVIDENCE  OF CURRENT CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION BY A
NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY, RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT;
  (D) FEES: PAY A FEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR AN  INITIAL
CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZING NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICE AND A TRIENNIAL REGIS-
TRATION  FEE  OF  THIRTY  DOLLARS.  AFTER  A  CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE
ANESTHETIST'S INITIAL  REGISTRATION,  REGISTRATION  UNDER  THIS  SECTION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11445-12-2

S. 5356--C                          2

SHALL  BE  COTERMINOUS WITH THE CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST'S
REGISTRATION AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE.
  2.  ONLY  A  PERSON  CERTIFIED  UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL USE THE TITLE
"CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST".
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY  ACT  AUTHOR-
IZED BY ANY OTHER LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CERTIFICATION.
  4.  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS SOLELY TO
IMPLEMENT THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS SET FORTH IN THIS SECTION.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of
the education law, as added by section one of this act shall take effect
three years after this act shall have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S5356D (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8392C
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6911, Ed L

S5356D (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

view summary

Provides for the certification by the education department of certified registered nurse anesthetists.

view sponsor memo
BILL NUMBER:S5356D

TITLE OF BILL:

An act
to amend the education law, in relation to certification of certified
registered nurse anesthetists

PURPOSE:

The bill provides for the certification by the education department of
certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNA).

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the education law by establishing criteria for
certification as a certified registered nurse anesthetist, including
application filing, license requirements, education and certification
fees.

This provision prohibits any individual other than certified persons
from using the title "certified registered nurse anesthetist". Those
currently practicing as certified registered nurse anesthetists would
be "grandfathered" in order to include them under this act.

This act does not apply to existing laws, rules, regulations or
certification standards. The Commissioner is authorized to promulgate
rules and regulations to implement the CRNA certification.

Section 2 sets forth the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:

CRNAs play an essential role in providing high-quality, cost-effective
care. They provide anesthesia services to all categories of patients,
all types of surgical procedures and in all practice settings.

Protecting the title of certified registered nurse anesthetist (CRNA)
is necessary to maintain safe patient care and to ensure that only
those who are properly educated and qualified are performing CRNA
services.
Competencies for CRNA practice have been nationally validated and
recognized. Numerous studies have demonstrated that CRNA practice
represents the highest level of safe quality care at the lowest cost
to the patient and the system. Furthermore, with the health care
environment growing
increasingly complex due to new technologies and treatment modalities,
title recognition for CRNAs is essential for the public's protection.

This bill would protect the title "certified registered nurse
anesthetist" and the designation "CRNA" to ensure that only those
properly educated and prepared to be certified registered nurse
anesthetists hold themselves out as such. The state would be able to
identify those nurses who have been properly educated to provide
specialized care and prohibit health care facilities from
inappropriately utilizing unqualified persons in the CRNA role.


Specifically, enacting this legislation will better enable the State
Education Department to investigate claims of unlicensed practice and
thus help the Department to fully protect the public from
professional misconduct in this specialty area.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

This is a new bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

LOCAL FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect 180 days after it shall have become law,
except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of the Education Law, as
added by section one of this act shall take effect three years after
this act shall have become a law.

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

                                 5356--D

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 11, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. YOUNG, GRISANTI -- 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
  Higher Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to  said  committee  --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  committee  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to certification of
  certified registered nurse anesthetists

  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. CERTIFICATION OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE  ANESTHETISTS.  1.
FOR  ISSUANCE  OF A CERTIFICATE AS A CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHE-
TIST, THE APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
  (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT;
  (B) LICENSE: BE LICENSED AS A REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE  IN  THE
STATE;
  (C)  EDUCATION:  (I)  HAVE  SATISFACTORILY  COMPLETED  AN  EDUCATIONAL
PROGRAM WHICH IS DESIGNED AND CONDUCTED TO PREPARE GRADUATES TO PRACTICE
IN THE SPECIALTY AREA OF NURSE ANESTHESIA;  AND  IS  REGISTERED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  OR  IN A PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL BODY RECOGNIZED BY
THE DEPARTMENT OR DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE EQUIVALENT; AND
(II) SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF CURRENT CERTIFICATION OR  RECERTIFICATION  BY  A
NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY, RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT;
  (D)  FEES: PAY A FEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR AN INITIAL
CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZING NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICE AND A TRIENNIAL REGIS-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11445-14-2

S. 5356--D                          2

TRATION FEE OF  THIRTY  DOLLARS.  AFTER  A  CERTIFIED  REGISTERED  NURSE
ANESTHETIST'S  INITIAL  REGISTRATION,  REGISTRATION  UNDER  THIS SECTION
SHALL BE COTERMINOUS WITH THE CERTIFIED REGISTERED  NURSE  ANESTHETIST'S
REGISTRATION AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE.
  2.  ONLY  A  PERSON  CERTIFIED  UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL USE THE TITLE
"CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST".
  3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY  ACT  AUTHOR-
IZED BY ANY OTHER LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CERTIFICATION.
  4.  THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS SOLELY TO
IMPLEMENT THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS SET FORTH  IN  THIS  SECTION.    THE
COMMISSIONER  IS  NOT AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO DEFINE THE
PRACTICE OF A CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST.  THE  COMMISSIONER
IS  AUTHORIZED  TO  PROMULGATE  REGULATIONS  LIMITED ONLY TO THE CERTIF-
ICATION PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION TO ISSUE A CERTIFICATE.   NOTHING  IN
THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE CONSTRUED TO ALTER OR DEFINE THE SCOPE OF PRAC-
TICE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
it shall have become a law, except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of
the education law, as added by section one of this act shall take effect
three years after this act shall have become a law.

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