senate Bill S3911B

Signed By Governor
2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the licensing of acupuncturists and the practice of the profession of acupuncture

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Nov 04, 2016 signed chap.400
Oct 26, 2016 delivered to governor
Jun 15, 2016 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1816
substituted for s3911b
Jun 15, 2016 substituted by a2558d
ordered to third reading cal.1816
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jun 07, 2016 print number 3911b
Jun 07, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
Jun 09, 2015 print number 3911a
Jun 09, 2015 amend and recommit to higher education
Feb 20, 2015 referred to higher education

S3911 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2558D
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8211, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3306B, A4470A
2011-2012: S3511A, A5219, A8816
2009-2010: S5512A, A3717A

S3911 - Summary

Relates to the licensing of acupuncturists and the practice of the profession of acupuncture.

S3911 - Sponsor Memo

S3911 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  3911

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law  and  the  social  services  law,  in
  relation  to  the  licensing of acupuncturists and the practice of the
  profession of acupuncture, and establishing acupuncturists as mandato-
  ry reporters of suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment

  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 8211 of the
education law, as added by chapter 772 of the laws of 1990,  is  amended
and a new paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
  (a)  "Profession  of acupuncture" is the treating, by means of mechan-
ical, thermal or electrical stimulation effected  by  the  insertion  of
needles  or  by  the  application of heat, pressure or electrical stimu-
lation at a point or combination of points on the surface  of  the  body
predetermined  on  the basis of the theory of the physiological interre-
lationship of body organs with an associated  point  or  combination  of
points  for  diseases,  disorders  and  dysfunctions of the body for the
purpose of achieving a therapeutic or prophylactic effect.  THE  PROFES-
SION  OF ACUPUNCTURE INCLUDES RECOMMENDATION OF TRADITIONAL REMEDIES AND
SUPPLEMENTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE RECOMMENDATION  OF  DIET,
HERBS  (LOOSE AND PRE-PACKAGED) AND NATURAL PRODUCTS, AND THEIR PREPARA-
TION IN ACCORDANCE WITH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN PRACTICES OF  EAST  ASIAN
OR ORIENTAL (CHINESE, KOREAN OR JAPANESE) MEDICAL THEORY. ANY ACUPUNCTU-
RIST  WHOSE PRACTICE INCLUDES THE RECOMMENDATION OF CUSTOM-MADE REMEDIES
OR HERBAL FORMULATIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE  REQUIREMENT  IMPOSED  BY
THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  EIGHT-A  OF SECTION EIGHTY-TWO HUNDRED
FOURTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (C) NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS
NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION IN THIS STATE AS A LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST FROM

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
S                                                          LBD02820-06-5

S3911A - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2558D
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8211, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3306B, A4470A
2011-2012: S3511A, A5219, A8816
2009-2010: S5512A, A3717A

S3911A - Summary

Relates to the licensing of acupuncturists and the practice of the profession of acupuncture.

S3911A - Sponsor Memo

S3911A - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3911--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education  law  and  the  social  services  law,  in
  relation  to  the  licensing of acupuncturists and the practice of the
  profession of acupuncture, and establishing acupuncturists as mandato-
  ry reporters of suspected cases of child abuse and maltreatment

  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 8211 of the
education law, as added by chapter 772 of the laws of 1990,  is  amended
and a new paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
  (a)  "Profession  of acupuncture" is the treating, by means of mechan-
ical, thermal or electrical stimulation effected  by  the  insertion  of
needles  or  by  the  application of heat, pressure or electrical stimu-
lation at a point or combination of points on the surface  of  the  body
predetermined  on  the basis of the theory of the physiological interre-
lationship of body organs with an associated  point  or  combination  of
points  for  diseases,  disorders  and  dysfunctions of the body for the
purpose of achieving a therapeutic or prophylactic effect.  THE  PROFES-
SION  OF ACUPUNCTURE INCLUDES RECOMMENDATION OF TRADITIONAL REMEDIES AND
SUPPLEMENTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE RECOMMENDATION  OF  DIET,
HERBS  (LOOSE AND PRE-PACKAGED) AND NATURAL PRODUCTS, AND THEIR PREPARA-
TION IN ACCORDANCE WITH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN PRACTICES OF  EAST  ASIAN
OR ORIENTAL (CHINESE, KOREAN OR JAPANESE) MEDICAL THEORY. ANY ACUPUNCTU-
RIST  WHOSE PRACTICE INCLUDES THE RECOMMENDATION OF CUSTOM-MADE REMEDIES
OR HERBAL FORMULATIONS SHALL BE SUBJECT TO THE  REQUIREMENT  IMPOSED  BY
THE  PROVISIONS  OF  SUBDIVISION  EIGHT-A  OF SECTION EIGHTY-TWO HUNDRED
FOURTEEN OF THIS ARTICLE.
  (C) NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS
NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION IN THIS STATE AS A LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST FROM
ENGAGING IN THE RECOMMENDATION OF TRADITIONAL REMEDIES  AND  SUPPLEMENTS
AS DEFINED HEREIN.

S3911B (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2558D
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8211, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: S3306B, A4470A
2011-2012: S3511A, A5219, A8816
2009-2010: S5512A, A3717A

S3911B (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the licensing of acupuncturists and the practice of the profession of acupuncture.

S3911B (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3911B (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 3911--B

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 20, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. NOZZOLIO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee -- recommitted to the Committee on High-
  er Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education  law, in relation to the licensing of
  acupuncturists and the practice of the profession of acupuncture

  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 8211 of the
education law, as added by chapter 772 of the laws of 1990,  is  amended
and a new paragraph (c) is added to read as follows:
  (a)  "Profession  of acupuncture" is the treating, by means of mechan-
ical, thermal or electrical stimulation effected  by  the  insertion  of
needles  or  by  the  application of heat, pressure or electrical stimu-
lation at a point or combination of points on the surface  of  the  body
predetermined  on  the basis of the theory of the physiological interre-
lationship of body organs with an associated  point  or  combination  of
points  for  diseases,  disorders  and  dysfunctions of the body for the
purpose of achieving a therapeutic or prophylactic effect.  THE  PROFES-
SION  OF  ACUPUNCTURE INCLUDES RECOMMENDATION OF DIETARY SUPPLEMENTS AND
NATURAL PRODUCTS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO,  THE  RECOMMENDATION  OF
DIET, HERBS AND OTHER NATURAL PRODUCTS, AND THEIR PREPARATION IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH TRADITIONAL AND MODERN PRACTICES OF EAST ASIAN (CHINESE, KORE-
AN OR JAPANESE) MEDICAL THEORY.
  (C) NOTHING HEREIN SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS
NOT SUBJECT TO REGULATION IN THIS STATE AS A LICENSED ACUPUNCTURIST FROM
ENGAGING  IN  THE RECOMMENDATION OF TRADITIONAL REMEDIES AND SUPPLEMENTS
AS DEFINED HEREIN, NOR SHALL THIS SECTION BE CONSTRUED TO  AUTHORIZE  AN
INDIVIDUAL  TO  PRACTICE PHARMACY UNDER ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-SEVEN
OF THIS TITLE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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