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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Feb 01, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S3328
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S3328 - Details
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
BILL NUMBER:S3328 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the profession of nurse anesthesia PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This act codifies the profession of nurse anesthesia as a specialty of the profession of nursing. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Amends section 6902 of the education law by adding a new subdivision 4 which sets ,out the definition of certified registered nurse anesthetists, and adds section 6911 regarding the education and training of nurse anesthetists. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, New York State law does not codify the practice of nurse anesthesia. Instead, the scope of this practice has been defined through educational requirements and Health Department regulations. Existing requirements for training, education, and certification of certified register nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) have resulted in high quality, professional care by CRNAs. Statutory codification would resolve problems relating to liability, supervision, and authority to administer anesthesia. This legislation was developed with the support of the New York state Association of Nurse Anesthetists.
S3328 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 3328 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 THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: 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. LBD00943-01-3
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