senate Bill S3279

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Clarifies the status of certain persons exempt from optometrist license requirements

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 31, 2013 referred to higher education

S3279 - Bill Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง7105, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7820

S3279 - Bill Texts

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Clarifies the status of certain persons exempt from optometrist license requirements.

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BILL NUMBER:S3279

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
clarifying the status of certain persons exempt from optometrist
license requirements

PURPOSE: This hill amends Section 7105 of the Education law to allow
an optometry student to engage in clinical practice under supervision
of a licensed optometrist or physician who attended an approved school
of optometry.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends subdivision a of section 7105
of the education law to allow a student of optometry to do clinical
work under the supervision of a licensed optometrist or physician
contingent upon the student being trained in an approved school of
optometry.

JUSTIFICATION: Currently, optometry students are only permitted to do
supervised clinical work in New York if they have attended a school of
optometry registered in the State of New York by the Department of
Education. This requirement precludes any student who attended an
accredited school of optometry outside of New York from participating
in any clinical programs located in New York State. if the student has
completed the required curriculum they should not be prevented from a
position in New York based upon the location of the educational
facility they attended. This is particularly difficult for those
students who are residents of New York State and attended an out of
state optometric school. The current statute would discourage
residents from returning to their home state to begin a practice and
contribute to the state's revenue base.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None

EFFECTIVE DATE: The bill takes effect immediately.

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

                                  3279

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 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 clarifying the  status
  of certain persons exempt from optometrist license requirements

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

  Section 1. Subdivision a of section 7105  of  the  education  law,  as
added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  a. A student from engaging in clinical practice under supervision of a
licensed optometrist or physician in [a] AN APPROVED school of optometry
[in this state registered by the department]; or
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.







 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00948-01-3

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