|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Aug 01, 2012||signed chap.329|
|Jul 20, 2012||delivered to governor|
|Jun 21, 2012||returned to assembly|
3rd reading cal.1093
substituted for s7175
|Jun 21, 2012||substituted by a10118|
|Jun 11, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 06, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 05, 2012||1st report cal.1093|
|May 01, 2012||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S7175Signed By Governor
Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10118 -
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
S7175 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§7905 & 7906, Ed L
S7175 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7175 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the profession of occupational therapy PURPOSE: The bill amends Article 156 of Title VIII of the education law, regarding occupational therapy. The licensing and regulation of occupational therapy practice was established in 1975. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends article 156 of the education law as follows: Section 7905 is amended to allow an individual with a limited permit to practice as an occupational therapy assistant for a full year, under direct supervision, while attempting to pass the licensure exam. Section 7906 is amended regarding the exemption for students training to become an occupational therapy assistant, to practice occupational therapy under the direction and supervision of an occupational therapy assistant who is authorized to practice in the state, and who is also under the supervision of a licensed occupational therapist.
S7175 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7175 I N S E N A T E May 1, 2012 ___________ 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 the profession of occupational therapy THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 7905 of the education law is amended by adding a new paragraph (c) to read as follows: (C) AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT WHO HAS GRADUATED FROM AN ACCREDITED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT CURRICULUM WITH AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE SATISFACTORY TO THE BOARD OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND IN ACCORD- ANCE WITH THE COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS. S 2. The opening paragraph of subdivision 2 of section 7905 of the education law, as amended by chapter 460 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: A limited permittee shall be authorized to practice occupational ther- apy, OR IN THE CASE OF A LIMITED PERMIT ISSUED PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH (C) OF SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION, PRACTICE UNDER THE EXEMPTION ESTAB- LISHED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF SECTION SEVENTY-NINE HUNDRED SIX OF THIS ARTICLE, only under the direct supervision of a licensed occupa- tional therapist or a licensed physician and shall practice only in a public, voluntary, or proprietary hospital, health care agency or in a preschool or an elementary or secondary school for the purpose of providing occupational therapy as a related service for a handicapped child. S 3. Subdivision 4 of section 7906 of the education law, as amended by chapter 460 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: (4) An occupational therapy assistant student from engaging in clin- ical practice under the [direct] DIRECTION AND supervision of an occupa- tional therapist OR AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT WHO HAS OBTAINED AUTHORIZATION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION SEVEN OF THIS SECTION, AND WHO IS UNDER THE SUPERVISION OF AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST, as part of an accredited occupational therapy assistant program, as defined by the commissioner and in accordance with the commissioner's regulations. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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