senate Bill S2254A

2013-2014 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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Jan 29, 2014 print number 2254a
amend and recommit to health
Jan 08, 2014 referred to health
Jan 15, 2013 referred to health

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S2254 - 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 §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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S766
2009-2010: S7357A

S2254 - 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.

S2254 - Sponsor Memo

S2254 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2254

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

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 licensed 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 48 of the  laws  of  2012,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  1.  Physician  assistant.  The  term  "physician  assistant"  means  a
[person] DEPENDENT PRACTITIONER  WORKING  UNDER  THE  SUPERVISION  OF  A
LICENSED  PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THE PHYSICIAN ASSIST-
ANT AND who is licensed as a physician  assistant  pursuant  to  section
sixty-five hundred forty-one of the education law.
  S  2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3704 to
read as follows:
  S 3704. PERFORMANCE OF MEDICAL SERVICES. 1.  A PHYSICIAN 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 ASSISTANT ANY MEDICAL PROCEDURES OR
TASKS FOR WHICH THE PHYSICIAN 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 ASSISTANTS
TO PERFORM THOSE SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES SPECIFICALLY DELEGATED BY
LAW TO THOSE PERSONS LICENSED AS ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS UNDER  THIS
CHAPTER  OR  THE EDUCATION LAW. SPECIFICALLY, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS SHALL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06422-01-3

S2254A (ACTIVE) - 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 §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 Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S766
2009-2010: S7357A

S2254A (ACTIVE) - 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.

S2254A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2254A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2254--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 15, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health --  recommitted  to
  the  Committee  on  Health 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 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 licensed 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  48  of  the  laws  of  2012, is amended to read as
follows:
  1.  Physician  assistant.  The  term  "physician  assistant"  means  a
[person]  DEPENDENT  PRACTITIONER  WORKING  UNDER  THE  SUPERVISION OF A
LICENSED PHYSICIAN RESPONSIBLE FOR THE ACTIONS OF THE PHYSICIAN  ASSIST-
ANT  AND  who  is  licensed as a physician assistant pursuant to section
sixty-five hundred forty-one of the education law.
  S 2. The public health law is amended by adding a new section 3704  to
read as follows:
  S 3704. PERFORMANCE OF MEDICAL SERVICES. 1.  A PHYSICIAN 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 ASSISTANT ANY MEDICAL  PROCEDURES  OR
TASKS  FOR  WHICH  THE  PHYSICIAN 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  ASSISTANTS

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06422-02-4

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