senate Bill S6886A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes the provision of free spaying and neutering services in lieu of self-instructional course work for continuing education requirements for veterinarians

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 12, 2012 print number 6886a
amend and recommit to higher education
Apr 04, 2012 referred to higher education

Bill Amendments

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Co-Sponsors

S6886 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1663C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6704-a, Ed L

S6886 - Summary

Authorizes the provision of free spaying and neutering services in lieu of self-instructional course work for continuing education requirements for veterinarians with services provided in the office of a licensed veterinarian.

S6886 - Sponsor Memo

S6886 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6886

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GOLDEN -- 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 providing free spaying
  and neutering services in lieu of self-instructional course  work  for
  continuing education requirements for veterinarians

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 6704-a of the  education  law,  as
added by chapter 328 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  During  each triennial registration period an applicant for regis-
tration shall complete a  minimum  of  forty-five  hours  of  acceptable
formal  continuing education, a maximum of twenty-two and one-half hours
of which may be self-instructional coursework acceptable to the  depart-
ment OR IN LIEU OF SUCH SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL COURSEWORK, THE APPLICANT MAY
PROVIDE  FREE SPAYING AND NEUTERING SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MUNI-
CIPALITY, DULY INCORPORATED NOT-FOR-PROFIT SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, DULY INCORPORATED HUMANE SOCIETY, OR  DULY  INCORPO-
RATED ANIMAL PROTECTION ASSOCIATION. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ADOPT A FORMU-
LA  PROVIDING  A  MINIMUM NUMBER OF SPAYING OR NEUTERING PROCEDURES THAT
SHALL BE DEEMED THE EQUIVALENT OF  ONE  HOUR  OF  CONTINUING  VETERINARY
EDUCATION.  Any veterinarian whose first registration date following the
effective  date  of  this section occurs less than three years from such
effective date, but on or after  January  first,  two  thousand  twelve,
shall  complete  continuing  education  hours on a prorated basis at the
rate of one and one-quarter hours per month  for  the  period  beginning
January  first,  two  thousand  twelve up to the first registration date
thereafter. A licensee who has not satisfied  the  mandatory  continuing
education  requirements  shall  not  be  issued a triennial registration
certificate by the department and shall not practice unless and until  a
conditional  registration  certificate is issued as provided in subdivi-
sion three of this section, or until he or she  has  otherwise  met  the
requirements  of  this  section. The individual licensee shall determine
the selection of courses or programs of study  pursuant  to  subdivision
four of this section.
  S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
have become a law.

Co-Sponsors

S6886A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1663C
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6704-a, Ed L

S6886A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes the provision of free spaying and neutering services in lieu of self-instructional course work for continuing education requirements for veterinarians with services provided in the office of a licensed veterinarian.

S6886A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6886A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 6886--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. GOLDEN, OPPENHEIMER -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to providing free spaying
  and neutering services in lieu of self-instructional course  work  for
  continuing education requirements for veterinarians

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 6704-a of the  education  law,  as
added by chapter 328 of the laws of 2010, is amended to read as follows:
  2.  (A)  During  each  triennial  registration period an applicant for
registration shall complete a minimum of forty-five hours of  acceptable
formal  continuing education, a maximum of twenty-two and one-half hours
of which may be self-instructional coursework acceptable to the  depart-
ment.
  (I) SELF-INSTRUCTIONAL COURSEWORK MAY INCLUDE FREE SPAYING AND NEUTER-
ING  SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH A MUNICIPALITY, DULY INCORPORATED NOT-
FOR-PROFIT SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIMALS, DULY INCOR-
PORATED  HUMANE  SOCIETY,  OR  DULY   INCORPORATED   ANIMAL   PROTECTION
ASSOCIATION  PROVIDED  THAT  SUCH SERVICES BE ADMINISTERED AT PRACTICES,
FACILITIES AND PROPERTIES AUTHORIZED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTION  SIXTY-SEVEN
HUNDRED SIX OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (II)  THE  DEPARTMENT  MAY  OFFSET  UP TO THREE HOURS OF THE REQUISITE
NUMBER OF HOURS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS  PARA-
GRAPH  BY  THE NUMBER OF FREE SPAYING AND NEUTERING SERVICES RENDERED BY
AN APPLICANT, AT A RATE OF ONE-HALF OF ONE HOUR OF CONTINUING  EDUCATION
FOR  EACH  HOUR  OF FREE SPAYING AND NEUTERING SERVICES, PROVIDED THAT A
VETERINARIAN SHALL BE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE CORE REQUIREMENTS  ESTAB-
LISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
  (III) THE DEPARTMENT MAY REDUCE, IN PART, AN APPLICATION BY A LICENSEE
TO  OFFSET CREDITS OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PURSUANT TO THIS PARAGRAPH IF
THE DEPARTMENT FINDS, IN ITS DISCRETION,  THAT  THE  APPLICANT  REQUIRES
FORMAL CONTINUING EDUCATION IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN OR RESTORE PROFESSIONAL

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

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