senate Bill S3328

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Establishes certification procedures for the profession of nurse anesthesia

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Feb 01, 2013 referred to higher education


S3328 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6902, add §6911, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S2766, A1537
2009-2010: S3288, A1727

S3328 - Summary

Establishes certification procedures for the profession of nurse anesthesia; provides for the issuance of a certification to practice as a certified registered nurse anesthetist upon the filing of an application, having a license as a registered professional nurse, having the appropriate educational requirements and paying the fifty dollar initial certification fee and the triennial thirty dollar registration fee.

S3328 - Sponsor Memo

S3328 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  MONTGOMERY  --  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 the profession of
  nurse anesthesia


  Section  1.  Legislative  intent.  The  legislature  hereby finds that
certified registered nurse anesthetists are highly educated and  trained
advanced practice nurses who hold a national professional certification,
and whose competency in the professional practice of nurse anesthesia in
hospitals,  free-standing  ambulatory  surgery centers, clinics, profes-
sional offices and other facilities is well  known.  Nurse  anesthetists
are  integral to the continued professional delivery of services in such
health care facilities throughout the state.
  The legislature further finds  that  statutory  recognition  of  nurse
anesthetists  will  further  enhance  patient  safety by codifying their
professional scope of practice that is currently governed in this  state
by regulations promulgated pursuant to the public health law in the case
of hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
  The  legislature also finds that while nurse anesthetists are advanced
practice nurses, licensed as registered professional nurses under  arti-
cle  139  of  the  education  law,  no provision of this act is meant to
limit, diminish or in any way impinge upon the practice of  the  profes-
sion of nursing as a registered professional nurse under such article.
  Therefore,  the legislature hereby declares that, due to the intrinsic
nature of the administration of anesthesia services, the  integral  part
that  certified  registered nurse anesthetists play in the safe delivery
of such services and the need to protect and enhance patient  safety  in
all  health care facilities, it is in the interest of the people of this
state to recognize the national professional certification of registered

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


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