senate Bill S2861A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to certain mandatory medical education requirements

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Apr 30, 2013 reported and committed to health
Apr 03, 2013 print number 2861a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 24, 2013 referred to higher education

Votes

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Apr 30, 2013 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2861A
13
0
committee
13
Aye
0
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Apr 30, 2013

excused (1)

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S2861 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §3309-a, Pub Health L

S2861 - Summary

Relates to certain mandatory medical education requirements; requires mandatory coursework or training relating to prescription pain medication and opiate-dependent patients.

S2861 - Sponsor Memo

S2861 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2861

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, GRISANTI, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MARTINS -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to certain mandatory medical education

  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 6529-a
to read as follows:
  S  6529-A.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR PHYSICIANS. 1.(A) EACH
PHYSICIAN, LICENSED PURSUANT TO THIS ARTICLE, REQUIRED TO REGISTER BIEN-
NIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRACTICE IN THIS STATE SHALL  COMPLY  WITH
THE  PROVISIONS  OF  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS,
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS  (B)  AND  (C)  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION.
PHYSICIANS  WHO  DO  NOT  SATISFY  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION
REQUIREMENTS SHALL NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE  MET  SUCH  REQUIREMENTS
AND  HAVE BEEN ISSUED A REGISTRATION OR CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIF-
ICATE.
  (B) PHYSICIANS SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION
REQUIREMENT FOR THE BIENNIAL REGISTRATION PERIOD DURING WHICH  THEY  ARE
FIRST  LICENSED.  IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTENT OF THIS SECTION, ADJUST-
MENTS TO THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT MAY  BE  GRANTED
BY  THE  DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH, CERTIFIED BY A PHYSICIAN, FOR
EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, OR  FOR
OTHER  GOOD CAUSE ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT WHICH MAY PREVENT COMPLI-
ANCE.
  (C) A LICENSED PHYSICIAN NOT ENGAGED IN PUBLIC PRACTICE AS AN INDIVID-
UAL PRACTITIONER, A PARTNER OF A PARTNERSHIP, A SHAREHOLDER OF A PROFES-
SIONAL SERVICE CORPORATION, OR AN EMPLOYEE OF SUCH PRACTICE UNITS, SHALL
BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT  UPON  THE
FILING  OF  A  STATEMENT  WITH THE DEPARTMENT DECLARING SUCH STATUS. ANY

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06414-01-3

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S2861A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §3309-a, Pub Health L

S2861A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to certain mandatory medical education requirements; requires mandatory coursework or training relating to prescription pain medication and opiate-dependent patients.

S2861A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2861A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2861--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. MAZIARZ, GRISANTI, HASSELL-THOMPSON, MARTINS -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Higher Education -- committee discharged,  bill  amended,
  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to certain mandatory medical education

  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
6505-d to read as follows:
  S  6505-D.  MANDATORY  COURSEWORK OR TRAINING RELATING TO PRESCRIPTION
PAIN MEDICATION AND OPIATE-DEPENDENT PATIENTS. 1. EVERY  PRESCRIBER,  AS
SUCH  TERM IS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, SHALL COMPLETE
ON A ONE-TIME BASIS NOT LESS THAN EIGHT HOURS OF COURSEWORK OR  TRAINING
RELATING  TO  THE  TREATMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF OPIATE-DEPENDENT PATIENTS
THAT IS PROVIDED BY THE AMERICAN  SOCIETY  OF  ADDICTION  MEDICINE,  THE
AMERICAN  ACADEMY  OF ADDICTION PSYCHIATRY, THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCI-
ATION, THE AMERICAN OSTEOPATHIC ASSOCIATION,  THE  AMERICAN  PSYCHIATRIC
ASSOCIATION,  OR ANY OTHER ORGANIZATION THAT THE COMMISSIONER DETERMINES
IS APPROPRIATE FOR THE PURPOSES OF  THIS  SECTION.  SUCH  COURSEWORK  OR
TRAINING MAY BE COMPLETED IN A CLASSROOM SETTING, THROUGH INTERNET-BASED
INSTRUCTION, OR OTHERWISE AS APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER. EACH PRESCRI-
BER  SHALL  DOCUMENT  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION OR
RE-REGISTRATION THAT THE PRESCRIBER HAS COMPLETED COURSEWORK OR TRAINING
IN ACCORDANCE  WITH  THIS  SECTION.  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  PROVIDE  AN
EXEMPTION  FROM  THE  REQUIREMENTS OF THIS SECTION TO ANY PRESCRIBER WHO
REQUESTS SUCH AN EXEMPTION AND WHO SHOWS, TO THE DEPARTMENT'S  SATISFAC-
TION,  THAT  SUCH  PRESCRIBER IS NOT SUBJECT TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF THIS
SECTION PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  2. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "PRESCRIBER" SHALL  MEAN
ANY   PRACTITIONER  THAT  IS  (A)  AUTHORIZED  TO  PRESCRIBE  CONTROLLED

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06414-02-3

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