senate Bill S5186

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of fluoroscopy by physician assistants

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Jan 06, 2016 referred to health
May 06, 2015 referred to health

S5186 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง3501 & 3502, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S8165
2019-2020: S1812

S5186 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of fluoroscopy by physician assistants.

S5186 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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