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|Jan 06, 2016||referred to health|
|May 06, 2015||referred to health|
senate Bill S5186
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S5186 (ACTIVE) - Details
S5186 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S5186 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the use of fluoroscopy by physician assistants PURPOSE: to permit physician assistants who have completed the requisite training to operate fluoroscopy technology to assist a diagnostic or treatment procedure. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Would amend Article 35 of the Public Health law relating to radiology technology to add a definition of fluoroscopy and allow its use by appropriately trained physician assistants. JUSTIFICATION: Fluoroscopy is an x-ray based technique that allows continuous real-time imaging of an instrument, dye or body part so that its location or movement can be observed during an internal diagnostic or treatment procedure. A Physician assistant works under the supervision of a physician, and must be trained in the specialty of the supervising physician. Fluoroscopy provides real time images improving the accuracy of interventions and reducing the amount of tissue injury. In orthopedics, fluoroscopy is used to ensure proper alignment during fracture repair reducing the time and amount of sedation that patients need. In cardiac surgery, fluoroscopic information assists surgeons
S5186 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5186 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E May 6, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HANNON -- 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 the use of fluo- roscopy by physician assistants THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 3501 of the public health law is amended by adding a new subdivision 20 to read as follows: 20. "FLUOROSCOPY" MEANS AN X-RAY BASED TECHNIQUE THAT ALLOWS CONTIN- UOUS REAL-TIME IMAGING OF AN INSTRUMENT, DYE, OR BODY PART DURING A DIAGNOSTIC OR TREATMENT PROCEDURE SO THAT LOCATION AND MOVEMENT OF SUCH INSTRUMENT, DYE, OR BODY PART CAN BE DETECTED AND EVALUATED. S 2. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 3502 of the public health law, as added by chapter 175 of the laws of 2006, are amended, and a new paragraph (e) is added to read as follows: (c) only persons licensed under this article shall practice radiogra- phy, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine technology or use the title "radiographer," "radiologic technologist," "radiation therapist" or "nuclear medicine technologist" or use the abbreviations LRT, RTT, LRTT, NMT, or LNMT with his or her name; [and] (d) notwithstanding paragraph (c) of this subdivision, quality control tests and radiation therapy treatment planning may also be performed by individuals not licensed by this article[.]; AND (E) A LICENSED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT MAY ENGAGE IN THE USE OF FLUOROSCO- PY FOR GUIDANCE OF DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES; PROVIDED THAT THE PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT HAS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. S 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate- ly, the addition, amendment or repeal of any rule or regulation neces- sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made on or before such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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