senate Bill S1693

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the identification, charging, reporting and investigation of charges of professional misconduct by health care professionals

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  • Introduced
  • 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
Mar 13, 2015 signed chap.11
Mar 06, 2015 delivered to governor
Mar 02, 2015 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading cal.44
substituted for a2554
Feb 09, 2015 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 21, 2015 ordered to third reading cal.26
Jan 14, 2015 referred to rules

S1693 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2554
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง230, Pub Health L

S1693 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the identification, charging, reporting and investigation of charges of professional misconduct by health care professionals.

S1693 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1693 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  1693

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 14, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in  relation  to  identification,
  charging,  reporting  and  investigation  of  charges  of professional
  misconduct by health care professionals

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 9-b of section 230 of the public health law, as
added by chapter 532 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
  9-b. Neither the board for professional medical conduct nor the office
of professional medical conduct shall [identify,] charge A LICENSEE WITH
MISCONDUCT   AS  DEFINED  IN  SECTIONS  SIXTY-FIVE  HUNDRED  THIRTY  AND
SIXTY-FIVE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE OF THE EDUCATION LAW, or  cause  a  report
made to the director of such office to be investigated BEYOND A PRELIMI-
NARY  REVIEW AS SET FORTH IN CLAUSE (A) OF SUBPARAGRAPH (I) OF PARAGRAPH
(A) OF SUBDIVISION TEN OF THIS SECTION, WHERE SUCH REPORT IS  DETERMINED
TO  BE  based solely upon the recommendation or provision of a treatment
modality TO A PARTICULAR PATIENT  by  [a]  SUCH  licensee  that  is  not
universally accepted by the medical profession, including but not limit-
ed  to,  varying  modalities  used  in the treatment of Lyme disease and
other tick-borne diseases. [As used in this subdivision the term "licen-
see" shall mean a physician,  physician's  assistant,  and  specialist's
assistant.]  When  a  licensee, acting in accordance with paragraph e of
subdivision four of  section  sixty-five  hundred  twenty-seven  of  the
education  law,  recommends or provides a treatment modality that effec-
tively treats human disease, pain, injury, deformity or physical  condi-
tion FOR WHICH THE LICENSEE IS TREATING A PATIENT, the recommendation or
provision of that modality TO A PARTICULAR PATIENT shall not, by itself,
constitute  professional misconduct. [This prohibition shall not exoner-
ate such licensee from otherwise applicable  professional  requirements]

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S                                                          LBD07678-01-5

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