senate Bill S5185A

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the practice of surgical technology and surgical technologists

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jul 31, 2013 signed chap.292
Jul 19, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 19, 2013 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.459
substituted for a7419a
Jun 13, 2013 referred to codes
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 12, 2013 advanced to third reading
Jun 11, 2013 2nd report cal.
Jun 10, 2013 1st report cal.1169
Jun 04, 2013 print number 5185a
amend and recommit to health
May 14, 2013 referred to health

S5185 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7419A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2824, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6511A, A9303A

S5185 - Summary

Relates to the practice of surgical technology and surgical technologists; defines terms.

S5185 - Sponsor Memo

S5185 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5185

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to surgical technolo-
  gy and surgical technologists

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
2824 to read as follows:
  S 2824.   SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY AND  SURGICAL  TECHNOLOGISTS.  1.  DEFI-
NITIONS.    AS  USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A) "HEALTHCARE FACILITY" MEANS  A  GENERAL  HOSPITAL  AS  DEFINED  BY
SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE OR A
HOSPITAL  AS  DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED
ONE OF THIS ARTICLE OPERATING  AS  A  DIAGNOSTIC  AND  TREATMENT  CENTER
AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE AMBULATORY SURGICAL SERVICES.
  (B) "SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST" MEANS A PERSON WHO PERFORMS SURGICAL TECH-
NOLOGY  OTHER  THAN  IN THE COURSE OF PRACTICING AS A HEALTHCARE PROFES-
SIONAL.
  (C) "SURGICAL TECHNOLOGY" MEANS THE FOLLOWING  SURGERY  RELATED  TASKS
AND FUNCTIONS:
  (I)  ASSISTING  HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO PREPARE THE OPERATING ROOM
AND STERILE FIELD FOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES, INCLUDING  ASSISTING  HEALTH-
CARE PROFESSIONALS TO SET UP STERILE SUPPLIES, INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT
USING  STERILE  TECHNIQUE  AND ENSURING THAT SURGICAL EQUIPMENT FUNCTION
PROPERLY AND SAFELY;
  (II) ASSISTING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO MOVE AND POSITION  PATIENTS
FOR SURGERY;
  (III) ASSISTING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO PERFORM NON-INVASIVE PREP-
PING OF THE SKIN'S SURFACE AND DRAPING PATIENTS FOR SURGERY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10941-01-3

S5185A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7419A
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2824, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S6511A, A9303A

S5185A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the practice of surgical technology and surgical technologists; defines terms.

S5185A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5185A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5185--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Health  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to surgical technolo-
  gy and surgical technologists

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

  Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding  a  new  section
2824 to read as follows:
  S  2824.    SURGICAL  TECHNOLOGY  AND SURGICAL TECHNOLOGISTS. 1. DEFI-
NITIONS.  AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS  SHALL  HAVE  THE
FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  (A)  "HEALTHCARE  FACILITY"  MEANS  A  GENERAL  HOSPITAL AS DEFINED BY
SUBDIVISION TEN OF SECTION TWENTY-EIGHT HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE OR A
HOSPITAL AS DEFINED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF SECTION  TWENTY-EIGHT  HUNDRED
ONE  OF  THIS  ARTICLE  OPERATING  AS  A DIAGNOSTIC AND TREATMENT CENTER
AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE AMBULATORY SURGICAL SERVICES.
  (B) "SURGICAL TECHNOLOGIST" MEANS A PERSON WHO PERFORMS SURGICAL TECH-
NOLOGY OTHER THAN IN THE COURSE OF PRACTICING AS  A  HEALTHCARE  PROFES-
SIONAL.
  (C)  "SURGICAL  TECHNOLOGY"  MEANS THE FOLLOWING SURGERY RELATED TASKS
AND FUNCTIONS:
  (I) ASSISTING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO PREPARE THE  OPERATING  ROOM
AND  STERILE  FIELD FOR SURGICAL PROCEDURES, INCLUDING ASSISTING HEALTH-
CARE PROFESSIONALS TO SET UP STERILE SUPPLIES, INSTRUMENTS AND EQUIPMENT
USING STERILE TECHNIQUE AND ENSURING THAT  SURGICAL  EQUIPMENT  FUNCTION
PROPERLY AND SAFELY;
  (II)  ASSISTING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS TO MOVE AND POSITION PATIENTS
FOR SURGERY;

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10941-03-3

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