senate Bill S1560A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires mandatory continuing education for nurses

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Jan 17, 2014 print number 1560a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Apr 30, 2013 reported and committed to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to higher education

Bill Amendments

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S1560 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6912, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3738B
2009-2010: S1769

S1560 - Summary

Requires 45 hours of mandatory continuing education in a three year period for registered professional nurses; permits exemptions for illness, military duty and nurses who are not engaged in the practice.

S1560 - Sponsor Memo

S1560 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1560

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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  mandatory  continuing
  education for nurses

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  6911
to read as follows:
  S  6911.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL
NURSES. 1. (A) EACH  LICENSED  REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE  REQUIRED
UNDER  THIS ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRAC-
TICE IN THE STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH PROVISIONS OF THE MANDATORY CONTINU-
ING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. NURS-
ES WHO DO NOT SATISFY THE MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS
SHALL  NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND HAVE BEEN
ISSUED A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT  THAT  A  NURSE  MAY  PRACTICE
WITHOUT  HAVING  MET  SUCH  REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A CONDI-
TIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  (B)  REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRIENNIAL  REGISTRATION  PERIOD
DURING  WHICH THEY ARE FIRST LICENSED. IN ACCORD WITH THE INTENT OF THIS
SECTION, ADJUSTMENT TO THE MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENT
MAY  BE  GRANTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH CERTIFIED BY AN
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, FOR EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY WITH  THE
ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, OR FOR OTHER GOOD CAUSE ACCEPTABLE TO
THE DEPARTMENT WHICH MAY PREVENT COMPLIANCE.
  (C)  A  LICENSED REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE NOT ENGAGED IN PRACTICE
AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT, SHALL  BE  EXEMPT  FROM  THE  MANDATORY

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

S1560A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6912, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S3738B
2009-2010: S1769

S1560A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires 45 hours of mandatory continuing education in a three year period for registered professional nurses; permits exemptions for illness, military duty and nurses who are not engaged in the practice.

S1560A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1560A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 1560--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  mandatory  continuing
  education for nurses

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new  section  6912
to read as follows:
  S  6912.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION FOR REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL
NURSES. 1. (A) EACH  LICENSED  REGISTERED  PROFESSIONAL  NURSE  REQUIRED
UNDER  THIS ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRAC-
TICE IN THE STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH PROVISIONS OF THE MANDATORY CONTINU-
ING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. NURS-
ES WHO DO NOT SATISFY THE MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS
SHALL  NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND HAVE BEEN
ISSUED A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT  THAT  A  NURSE  MAY  PRACTICE
WITHOUT  HAVING  MET  SUCH  REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A CONDI-
TIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION  THREE  OF  THIS
SECTION.
  (B)  REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSES SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY
CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRIENNIAL  REGISTRATION  PERIOD
DURING  WHICH THEY ARE FIRST LICENSED. IN ACCORD WITH THE INTENT OF THIS
SECTION, ADJUSTMENT TO THE MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION  REQUIREMENT
MAY  BE  GRANTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH CERTIFIED BY AN
APPROPRIATE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, FOR EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY WITH  THE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05067-02-4

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