senate Bill S766

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes physician assistants under the supervision of a physician to perform most medical services that a physician can perform

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S766 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Pub Health L, generally; amd §§6540, 6542, 6731, 6741, 6807, 6909, 6957 & 7901, add §6545-a, Ed L; amd §1194, V & T L; amd §461-c, Soc Serv L; amd §§13-b & 13-c, Work Comp L; amd §33.04, Ment Hyg L; amd §406, Gen Bus L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S7357A

S766 - Summary

Authorizes physician assistants under the supervision of a physician to perform most medical services that a physician can perform, including the signing of death certificates.

S766 - Sponsor Memo

S766 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   766

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, the  education  law,  the  social
  services  law,  the  workers' compensation law, the mental hygiene law
  and the general business law, in relation to clarifying the  scope  of
  practice of registered physician assistants

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

  Section 1.  Subdivision 1 of section 3700 of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 210 of the laws  of  1975,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  Physician's  assistant.  The term "physician's assistant" means [a
person] A DEPENDENT PRACTITIONER WORKING  UNDER  THE  SUPERVISION  OF  A
LICENSED  PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THE PHYSICIAN ASSIST-
ANT AND who is registered as a [physician's] PHYSICIAN assistant  pursu-
ant  to  section  [sixty-five  hundred  thirty-one]  SIXTY-FIVE  HUNDRED
FORTY-ONE of the education law.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3705  to
read as follows:
  S  3705.  PERFORMANCE OF MEDICAL SERVICES. 1.  A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT
MAY PERFORM MEDICAL SERVICES, BUT ONLY WHEN UNDER THE SUPERVISION  OF  A
PHYSICIAN  AND ONLY WHEN SUCH ACTS ASSIGNED TO HIM OR HER ARE WITHIN THE
SCOPE OF PRACTICE OF SUCH SUPERVISING PHYSICIAN. THE SUPERVISING  PHYSI-
CIAN MAY DELEGATE TO THE PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT ANY MEDICAL PROCEDURES OR
TASKS  FOR  WHICH THE PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT IS APPROPRIATELY TRAINED AND
QUALIFIED TO PERFORM AND THAT ARE PERFORMED WITHIN THE NORMAL  SCOPE  OF
THE PHYSICIAN'S PRACTICE.
  2.  NOTHING  IN THIS ARTICLE OR IN ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE-B OF
THE EDUCATION LAW SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO AUTHORIZE PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANTS
TO PERFORM THOSE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES SPECIFICALLY DELEGATED BY

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

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