senate Bill S6302

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to including chemistry, hematology, microbiology and blood banking as areas covered by a restricted clinical laboratory license

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Jan 10, 2014 referred to higher education

S6302 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8367
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8610, Ed L

S6302 - Bill Texts

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Relates to including chemistry, hematology, microbiology and blood banking as areas covered by a restricted clinical laboratory license.

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BILL NUMBER:S6302 REVISED 6/23/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
including chemistry, hematology, microbiology and blood banking
(immunohematology) as areas covered by a restricted clinical
laboratory license

PURPOSE: This bill would include chemistry, hematology, microbiology
and blood banking (immunohematology) as areas covered by a restricted
clinical laboratory license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - Amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 8610 of
the education law, as added by Chapter 204 of the laws of 2008.

Section 2 - Effective date

JUSTIFICATION: There is an annual demand of approximately 640 new
laboratory professionals while only approximately 230 are graduated
annually. In addition it has been estimated that 10% of the current
workforce plans to retire within the next five years.

NYSED law does not permit graduates from other states to obtain NYS
certification or licensure without passing the NYS general exam. This
bill would enable those individuals to do so by passing a specialty
exam.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Nominal

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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

                                  6302

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 10, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DeFRANCISCO -- 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  including  chemistry,
  hematology, microbiology and blood banking (immunohematology) as areas
  covered by a restricted clinical laboratory license

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

  Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision  1  of  section  8610  of  the
education  law,  as added by chapter 204 of the laws of 2008, is amended
to read as follows:
  (a) The department may issue a restricted license  pursuant  to  which
the  restricted  licensee  may  receive a certificate to perform certain
examinations and procedures within the definition of clinical laboratory
technology set forth in subdivision one of  section  eighty-six  hundred
one  of  this  article,  provided  that  such  a restricted licensee may
perform examinations and procedures only in those of the following areas
which are specifically listed in his or her certificate:   histocompati-
bility,  cytogenetics,  stem cell process, flow cytometry/cellular immu-
nology, CHEMISTRY, HEMATOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY AND BLOOD BANKING (IMMUNOHE-
MATOLOGY) and molecular diagnosis to the extent such molecular diagnosis
is included in genetic testing-molecular and molecular oncology.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13338-01-3

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