senate Bill S2068

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Authorizes a physician assistant, acting under the supervision of a physician, to sign death certificates in like manner as physicians

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 10, 2013 referred to health

S2068 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง4141, 4141-a, 4142, 4144, 4161, 4171 & 4175, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S4494
2011-2012: S5001

S2068 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Authorizes a physician assistant, acting under the supervision of a physician, to sign death certificates in like manner as physicians and imposes upon physician assistants the same duties that physicians have in connection therewith.

S2068 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2068 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2068

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to death certificates

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

  Section  1. Subdivision 4 of section 4141 of the public health law, as
amended by chapter 153 of the laws  of  2011,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  4. (a) The medical certificate shall be made, dated, and signed by the
physician,  A  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT  ACTING  UNDER  THE SUPERVISION OF A
PHYSICIAN or THE nurse practitioner, if any, last in attendance  on  the
deceased.
  (b)  Indefinite terms, denoting only symptoms of disease or conditions
resulting from disease, shall not be held sufficient.
  (c) Any certificate stating the cause of  death  in  terms  which  the
commissioner  declares  indefinite shall be returned to the physician, A
PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT ACTING UNDER THE SUPERVISION  OF  A  PHYSICIAN,  THE
nurse  practitioner,  or  THE  person making the medical certificate for
correction and more definite statement.  A CERTIFICATE CERTIFIED TO  AND
SIGNED  BY  A  PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SECTION SHALL
HAVE THE SAME FORCE AND EFFECT IN LAW  AS  A  CERTIFICATE  SIGNED  BY  A
PHYSICIAN.
  (d)  Where  a  death is caused by an opioid overdose, such information
shall be indicated, including any related information as the commission-
er may require.
  S 2. Section 4141-a of the public health law, as  amended  by  chapter
153 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
  S  4141-a. Death certificate; duties of hospital administrator. When a
death occurs in a hospital, except in those cases where certificates are
issued by coroners or medical examiners, the person in  charge  of  such
hospital  or his or her designated representative shall promptly present

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02576-01-3

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