assembly Bill A8816

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the licensing of acupuncturists and the practice of the profession of acupuncture

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Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education

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A8816 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3511A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8211, 8213, 8214, 8216 & 6507, add §8217, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A5219
2009-2010: A3717A, S5512A

A8816 - Summary

Relates to the licensing of acupuncturists and the practice of the profession of acupuncture; further establishes acupuncturists as mandatory reporters of suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment.

A8816 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8816

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 4, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  COOK, ENGLEBRIGHT, CLARK, GALEF,
  COLTON, MAGNARELLI -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of  A.  CAHILL,  MAGEE,
  McENENY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law  and the social services law, in
  relation to the licensing of acupuncturists and the  practice  of  the
  profession of acupuncture, and establishing acupuncturists as mandato-
  ry reporters of suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision  1  of  section  8211  of  the
education  law,  as added by chapter 772 of the laws of 1990, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) "Profession of acupuncture" is the treating, by means  of  mechan-
ical,  thermal  or  electrical  stimulation effected by the insertion of
needles or by the application of heat,  pressure  or  electrical  stimu-
lation  at  a  point or combination of points on the surface of the body
predetermined on the basis of the theory of the  physiological  interre-
lationship  of  body  organs  with an associated point or combination of
points for diseases, disorders and dysfunctions  of  the  body  for  the
purpose  of  achieving a therapeutic or prophylactic effect. THE PROFES-
SION OF ACUPUNCTURE INCLUDES RECOMMENDATION OF TRADITIONAL REMEDIES  AND
SUPPLEMENTS  INCLUDING,  BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE RECOMMENDATION OF DIET,
HERBS AND NATURAL PRODUCTS, AND THEIR  PREPARATION  IN  ACCORDANCE  WITH
TRADITIONAL  AND  MODERN  PRACTICES  OF  MODERN  EAST  ASIAN OR ORIENTAL
(CHINESE, KOREAN OR JAPANESE) MEDICAL THEORY.  ANY  ACUPUNCTURIST  WHOSE
PRACTICE  INCLUDES  THE RECOMMENDATION OF CUSTOM-MADE REMEDIES OR HERBAL
FORMULATIONS  SHALL  BE  SUBJECT  TO  THE  REQUIREMENT  IMPOSED  BY  THE
PROVISIONS OF SUBDIVISION EIGHT-A OF SECTION EIGHTY-TWO HUNDRED FOURTEEN
OF THIS ARTICLE.
  S  2.  Subdivision 1 of section 8213 of the education law, as added by
chapter 772 of the laws of 1990, is amended to read as follows:
  (1)(A) There is hereby established within the department a state board
for acupuncture. [The] ON AND BEFORE SEPTEMBER THIRTIETH,  TWO  THOUSAND
THIRTEEN,  THE board shall consist of not less than eleven members to be
appointed by the board of regents on the recommendation of  the  commis-