|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 21, 2012||committed to rules|
|Jun 11, 2012||advanced to third reading|
|Jun 06, 2012||2nd report cal.|
|Jun 05, 2012||1st report cal.1094|
|May 21, 2012||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S7455
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7455 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§6509 & 6530, Ed L
S7455 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S7455 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the identification of health professional credentials in advertisements PURPOSE: To ensure that all health professionals who advertise their services apprise the public of their professional credentials: SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends Section 6509 of the Education Law by adding a new subdivision fifteen (15) to make the failure to specify in advertise- ments informing the public of availability of their professional services, the title and type of license, registration or certificate conferred to such health care professional pursuant to title eight of the education law an act of professional misconduct for non-physician health care professionals. This bill also amends Section 6530 of the Education Law by adding, a new subparagraph (viii) to subdivision twenty seven to require that they do not hold themselves out in a public manner as being certified by a public or private board unless they fulfill certain criteria such as the full name of the certifying board and other criteria written in the bill.
S7455 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7455 I N S E N A T E May 21, 2012 ___________ Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- 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 identification of health professional credentials in advertisements THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6509 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 15 to read as follows: (15) FAILURE TO SPECIFY, IN ADVERTISEMENTS INFORMING THE PUBLIC OF THE AVAILABILITY OF THEIR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, THE TITLE AND TYPE OF LICENSE, REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE CONFERRED TO SUCH HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL PURSUANT TO TITLE EIGHT OF THE EDUCATION LAW. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "ADVERTISEMENT" INCLUDES BILLBOARDS, BROCHURES, PAMPHLETS, RADIO AND TELEVISION SCRIPTS, ELECTRONIC MEDIA, PRINTED TELEPHONE DIRECTORIES, TELEPHONE AND DIRECT MAIL SOLICITATIONS AND ANY OTHER MEANS OF PROMOTION INTENDED TO DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY INDUCE ANY PERSON TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT FOR SERVICES WITH THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. S 2. Subparagraphs (vi) and (vii) of paragraph (a) of subdivision 27 of section 6530 of the education law, as added by chapter 606 of the laws of 1991, are amended and a new subparagraph (viii) is added to read as follows: (vi) makes claims of professional superiority which cannot be substan- tiated by the licensee, who shall have the burden of proof; [or] (vii) offers bonuses or inducements in any form other than a discount or reduction in an established fee or price for a professional service or product[.]; OR (VIII) HOLDS ONESELF OUT TO THE PUBLIC IN ANY MANNER AS BEING CERTI- FIED BY A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE BOARD INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO A MULTI- DISCIPLINARY BOARD OR "BOARD CERTIFIED," UNLESS ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA ARE SATISFIED: (1) THE FULL NAME OF THE BOARD FROM WHICH THE PHYSICIAN IS CERTIFIED AND THE NAME OF THE SPECIALITY OR SUBSPECIALTY IS INCLUDED IN THE ADVER- TISEMENT; AND EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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