|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Sep 27, 2013||signed chap.364|
|Sep 17, 2013||delivered to governor|
|Jun 18, 2013||returned to senate|
ordered to third reading rules cal.294
substituted for a826
|Jun 13, 2013||referred to ways and means|
delivered to assembly
|Jun 11, 2013||ordered to third reading cal.1250|
reported and committed to rules
|Jun 05, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 30, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S3145Signed By Governor
Relates to certification as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS)
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed by Governor
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Jun 13, 2013 - floor VoteS3145581floor58Aye1Nay0Absent4Excused0Abstained
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Floor Vote: Jun 13, 2013aye (58)
Jun 11, 2013 - Rules committee VoteS3145230committee23Aye0Nay2Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
Jun 11, 2013 - Finance committee VoteS3145350committee35Aye0Nay1Aye with Reservations0Absent1Excused0Abstained
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Finance Committee Vote: Jun 11, 2013aye (35)aye wr (1)excused (1)
Jun 4, 2013 - Higher Education committee VoteS3145150committee15Aye0Nay4Aye with Reservations0Absent0Excused0Abstained
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S3145 - Bill Details
S3145 - Bill Texts
Relates to certification as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS).
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TITLE OF BILL:
to amend the education law, in relation to certification as a clinical
nurse specialist (CNS)
The purpose of this legislation is to establish certification for
clinical nurse specialists and to protect the title "clinical nurse
specialist" and the designation "CNS" to ensure that only those
properly educated and prepared to be clinical nurse specialists hold
themselves out as such.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends the education law by establishing criteria for
certification as a clinical nurse specialist, including application
filing, license requirements, education and certification fees.
Establishes that only certified persons may use the title "clinical
Section 2 establishes special provisions regarding existing laws,
rules, regulations or certification standards. Additionally, the
provisions of this bill will not apply to any registered nurse
activity already authorized by statute, rule or regulation as defined
in article 28 of the public health law.
Section 3 authorizes the commissioner to promulgate rules and
Section 4 sets forth the effective date.
Protecting the title of clinical nurse specialists (CNS) is necessary
to maintain safe patient care and to ensure that only those who are
properly educated and qualified are performing CNS services.
Competencies for CNS practice have been nationally validated and
recognized. CNS practice has demonstrated better patient outcomes
with fewer patient complications, decreased re-admission rates and
cost savings. This has been established in peer-reviewed literature.
With the health care environment growing increasingly complex due to
new technologies and treatment modalities, title protection for CNS
is essential for the public's protection. CNS play an essential role
in providing high quality, evidence-based care. CNS function in a
wide range of specialty areas including oncology, pediatrics,
psychiatric/mental health, adult health, critical care and community,
health. The CNS role includes direct care to complex patients;
mentoring and consultation to nursing staff; research; management and
systems improvements. All of these functions are geared toward
optimizing the use of evidence-based practices and improved patient
Providing title protection for these professionals will enable the
state to identify those nurses who have been properly educated to
provide specialized care and will prohibit health care facilities
from inappropriately utilizing unqualified persons in the CNS role.
This bill will also help ensure that unqualified individuals do not
present themselves as CNS. Enacting this legislation will authorize
the State Education Department to investigate claims of unlicensed
practice and will enable the Department to better protect the public
from professional misconduct. Currently, 38 other states provide
title protection for CNS.
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.
This act shall take effect on the 365th day after it shall have become
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S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3145 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 30, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KRUEGER -- 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 certification as a clinical nurse specialist (CNS) 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. CERTIFICATION AS A CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST (CNS). 1. FOR ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE TO PRACTICE AS A CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST UNDER SECTION SIX THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED TWO OF THIS ARTICLE, THE APPLI- CANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (A) FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT; (B) BE LICENSED AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE IN THIS STATE; (C) (I) HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM REGIS- TERED BY THE DEPARTMENT INCLUDING A MASTER'S OR DOCTORAL DEGREE, OR A POST-MASTER'S CERTIFICATE FROM A PROGRAM ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT WHICH PREPARES GRADUATES TO PRACTICE AS CNSS AND WHICH IS ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL NURSING ACCREDITED BODY ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT, AND (II) MEETS ALL OTHER REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO PRAC- TICE AS A CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST, OR (III) HAVE RECEIVED EDUCATIONAL PREPARATION DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE SUBSTANTIAL EQUIV- ALENT OF SUBPARAGRAPHS (I) AND (II) OF THIS PARAGRAPH; AND (D) PAY A FEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR EACH INITIAL CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZING CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST PRACTICE AND A TRIEN- NIAL REGISTRATION FEE OF THIRTY DOLLARS. REGISTRATION UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE COTERMINOUS WITH THE CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST'S REGISTRATION AS A PROFESSIONAL NURSE. 2. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL USE THE TITLE "CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST" OR THE DESIGNATION "CNS". EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00946-01-3 S. 3145 2 S 2. The provisions of this act shall not apply to any act or practice authorized by any other law, rule, regulation or certification. The provisions of this act shall not apply to any activity authorized, pursuant to statute, rule or regulation, to be performed by a registered professional nurse in a hospital as defined in article twenty-eight of the public health law. S 3. The commissioner of education is authorized to promulgate all rules and regulations necessary for the implementation of this act. S 4. This act shall take effect on the three hundred sixty-fifth day after it shall have become a law.
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