senate Bill S6511A

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
Oct 05, 2012 tabled
Oct 03, 2012 vetoed memo.158
Sep 21, 2012 delivered to governor
Jun 21, 2012 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1529
substituted for s6511a
Jun 21, 2012 substituted by a9303a
ordered to third reading cal.1529
Jun 11, 2012 reported and committed to rules
May 24, 2012 print number 6511a
amend and recommit to health
Feb 17, 2012 referred to health

Votes

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Jun 21, 2012 - Rules committee Vote

S6511A
21
0
committee
21
Aye
0
Nay
3
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 11, 2012 - Health committee Vote

S6511A
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
4
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

Original
A (Active)
Original
A (Active)

S6511 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9303A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2824, Pub Health L

S6511 - Summary

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

S6511 - Sponsor Memo

S6511 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6511

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 17, 2012
                               ___________

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 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.  DEFI-
NITIONS.    AS  USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "HEALTH CARE FACILITY" MEANS A HOSPITAL AS DEFINED BY  SUBDIVISION
ONE  OF  SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE SUBJECT TO THE
OVERSIGHT AND REGULATION OF THE DEPARTMENT  OR  AN  AMBULATORY  SURGICAL
CENTER  ISSUED AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE SUBJECT
TO THE OVERSIGHT AND REGULATION OF THE DEPARTMENT.
  (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;
  (D) TRANSFERRING AND IRRIGATING WITH FLUIDS;

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

S6511A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9303A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2824, Pub Health L

S6511A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S6511A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6511A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6511--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 17, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- 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
2824 to read as follows:
  S  2824.    SURGICAL  TECHNOLOGY  AND SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS. 1. DEFI-
NITIONS.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "HEALTH CARE FACILITY" MEANS A HOSPITAL AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION
ONE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE SUBJECT  TO  THE
OVERSIGHT  AND  REGULATION  OF  THE DEPARTMENT OR AN AMBULATORY SURGICAL
CENTER ISSUED AN OPERATING CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE  SUBJECT
TO THE OVERSIGHT AND REGULATION OF THE DEPARTMENT.
  (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;

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

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