Senate Bill S7175

Signed By Governor
2011-2012 Legislative Session

Relates to the profession of occupational therapy

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A10118 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
    • In Committee Assembly
    • In Committee Senate
    • On Floor Calendar Assembly
    • On Floor Calendar Senate
    • Passed Assembly
    • Passed Senate
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed By Governor

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2011-S7175 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10118
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7905 & 7906, Ed L

2011-S7175 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the profession of occupational therapy.

2011-S7175 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2011-S7175 (ACTIVE) - 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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