|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 13, 2014||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|May 07, 2013||reported and committed to finance|
reported and committed to finance
|Mar 05, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S4024
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S4024 - Details
S4024 - Summary
Regulates occupational therapy assistants; adds one licensed occupational therapy assistant to the state board for occupational therapy; establishes license requirements and exceptions.
S4024 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4024 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to occupational therapy assistants, the state board for occupational therapy, license requirements, and exceptions; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto PURPOSE: Codifies a definition and provides a procedure for the licensure of occupational therapy assistants; gives occupational therapy assistants representation on the Board of Occupational Therapy. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Adds a new section, 7902-a to the Education Law to provide a definition for the title "Occupational Therapy Assistant". Section 2. Amends section 7903 of the Education Law to allow for one licensed occupational therapy assistant to serve on the State Board for Occupational Therapy and decreases the number of licensed occupational therapists on the Board from seven to six. Section 3. Adds a new section, 7904-a to the Education Law to provide for the procedure of obtaining an occupational therapy license. JUSTIFICATION: Currently, occupational therapy assistants must meet
S4024 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ S. 4024 A. 5664 2013-2014 Regular Sessions S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y March 5, 2013 ___________ IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print- ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa- tion IN ASSEMBLY -- Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to occupational therapy assistants, the state board for occupational therapy, license require- ments, and exceptions; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto 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 7902-a to read as follows: S 7902-A. PRACTICE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT AND USE OF THE TITLE "OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT." ONLY A PERSON LICENSED OR OTHER- WISE AUTHORIZED UNDER THIS TITLE SHALL PARTICIPATE IN THE PRACTICE OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT OR USE THE TITLE "OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT." PRACTICE AS AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT SHALL INCLUDE THE PROVIDING OF OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND CLIENT RELATED SERVICES UNDER THE DIRECTION AND SUPERVISION OF AN OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST OR LICENSED PHYSICIAN. S 2. Section 7903 of the education law, as amended by chapter 460 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: S 7903. State board for occupational therapy. A state board for occu- pational therapy shall be appointed by the board of regents on the recommendation of the commissioner for the purpose of assisting the board of regents and the department on matters of professional licensing and professional conduct in accordance with section sixty-five hundred eight of this title. The board shall be composed of not less than [seven] SIX licensed occupational therapists, ONE LICENSED OCCUPATIONAL EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09043-03-3
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