senate Bill S4917A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Regulates the practice of naturopathic medicine

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 01, 2016 print number 4917a
Jun 01, 2016 amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
Apr 23, 2015 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S4917 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10128
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 138 §§6850 - 6862, Ed L; amd §§1203, 1207 & 1301, Lim Lil L; amd §§121-1500 & 121-1502, Partn L; amd §413, Soc Serv L; amd §§571 & 585, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1930
2011-2012: S1803
2013-2014: S4828
2017-2018: S4297, A5913
2019-2020: A4825

S4917 - Summary

Regulates the practice of naturopathic medicine; establishes a state board for naturopathic medicine; establishes requirements to receive a limited permit in naturopathic medicine; establishes mandatory continuing education for the practice of naturopathic medicine (view more) requires licensed naturopathic doctors to report suspected child abuse.

S4917 - Sponsor Memo

S4917 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4917

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, LARKIN, SEWARD -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Higher
  Education

AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, the limited liability company law,
  the partnership law and the public health  law,  in  relation  to  the
  practice  of  naturopathy;  and  to  amend the social services law, in
  relation to the reporting of child abuse

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

  Section  1. Legislative intent.  1. The legislature recognizes that in
spite of advances in science and technology that have  resulted  in  the
American  healthcare  system  excelling  at  triage and in responding to
acute emergent conditions, there is an epidemic of chronic  disease  and
an unacceptable degree of iatrogenic disease in America. The legislature
recognizes that the economics of healthcare and the pursuit of scientif-
ic  advancement  have led to an occupational preference among physicians
for specialization, resulting in a shortage of primary care  physicians.
The  legislature  finds that licensure of the profession of naturopathic
medicine favorably addresses such problems, and agrees with U.S.  Senate
Resolution  221  of  the  113th  Congress  in  finding that naturopathic
doctors are skilled in preventing and  treating  chronic  disease;  that
naturopathic  medicine  is  a  safe,  effective, and affordable means of
health care; and that licensure of naturopathic  doctors  helps  address
the shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, while also
providing people with more choice in health care.
  2.  The  legislature  recognizes  that naturopathic medicine, although
encompassing primary and secondary care services, including many of  the
same  diagnostic  tools and assessment techniques as the medical profes-
sion, and having certain  Hippocratic  principles  in  common  with  the
medical profession, is not part of the profession of medicine as contem-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05295-02-5

Co-Sponsors

S4917A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10128
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 138 §§6850 - 6862, Ed L; amd §§1203, 1207 & 1301, Lim Lil L; amd §§121-1500 & 121-1502, Partn L; amd §413, Soc Serv L; amd §§571 & 585, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1930
2011-2012: S1803
2013-2014: S4828
2017-2018: S4297, A5913
2019-2020: A4825

S4917A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Regulates the practice of naturopathic medicine; establishes a state board for naturopathic medicine; establishes requirements to receive a limited permit in naturopathic medicine; establishes mandatory continuing education for the practice of naturopathic medicine (view more) requires licensed naturopathic doctors to report suspected child abuse.

S4917A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4917A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 4917--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 23, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  LAVALLE, LARKIN, RITCHIE, SEWARD, VALESKY -- read
  twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
  Committee on Higher Education -- 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, the limited  liability  company  law,
  the  partnership  law  and  the  public health law, in relation to the
  practice of naturopathy; to amend the social services law, in relation
  to the reporting of child abuse;  and  providing  for  the  repeal  of
  certain provisions upon expiration thereof

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

  Section 1. Legislative intent.  1. The legislature recognizes that  in
spite  of  advances  in science and technology that have resulted in the
American healthcare system excelling at  triage  and  in  responding  to
acute  emergent  conditions, there is an epidemic of chronic disease and
an unacceptable degree of iatrogenic disease in America. The legislature
recognizes that the economics of healthcare and the pursuit of scientif-
ic advancement have led to an occupational preference  among  physicians
for  specialization, resulting in a shortage of primary care physicians.
The legislature finds that licensure of the profession  of  naturopathic
medicine  favorably addresses such problems, and agrees with U.S. Senate
Resolution 221 of  the  113th  Congress  in  finding  that  naturopathic
doctors  are  skilled  in  preventing and treating chronic disease; that
naturopathic medicine is a safe,  effective,  and  affordable  means  of
health  care;  and  that licensure of naturopathic doctors helps address
the shortage of primary care physicians in the United States, while also
providing people with more choice in health care.
  2. The legislature recognizes  that  naturopathic  medicine,  although
encompassing  primary and secondary care services, including many of the

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05295-05-6

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