senate Bill S7614

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the instilling of mydriatic or cycloplegic eye drops by persons qualified and supervised by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 13, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 07, 2018 advanced to third reading
May 02, 2018 2nd report cal.
May 01, 2018 1st report cal.971
Jan 30, 2018 referred to higher education

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S7614 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10209
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6530 & 7106, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A3822

S7614 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the instilling of mydriatic or cycloplegic eye drops by persons qualified and supervised by a licensed optometrist or ophthalmologist.

S7614 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7614 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7614

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 30, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  the  delegation  of
  certain  professional  responsibilities  for  instilling  mydriatic or
  cycloplegic eye drops

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  25  of section 6530 of the education law, as
added by chapter 606 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
  25. A. Delegating professional responsibilities to a person  when  the
licensee  delegating  such  responsibilities knows or has reason to know
that such person is not qualified, by training,  by  experience,  or  by
licensure, to perform them[;].
  B.  A  PERSON  SHALL  BE  DEEMED  QUALIFIED  TO  ASSIST A PROFESSIONAL
LICENSED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE OF THIS TITLE IN THE
CARE OF A PATIENT FOR THE PURPOSE OF INSTILLING MYDRIATIC OR CYCLOPLEGIC
EYE DROPS (HEREINAFTER "DILATING EYE DROPS") AND ANESTHETIC EYE DROPS IN
CONJUNCTION WITH SUCH DILATING DROPS TO THE SURFACE  OF  THE  EYE  OF  A
PATIENT, PROVIDED THAT THE PERSON INSTILLING SUCH DILATING EYE DROPS AND
ANESTHETIC  EYE  DROPS IS SUPERVISED BY A PROFESSIONAL LICENSED PURSUANT
TO SUCH ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY-ONE AND SUCH PERSON IS OVER  THE  AGE
OF  EIGHTEEN,  COMPLETES A CURRICULUM AND EXAMINATION DEMONSTRATING THAT
SUCH PERSON HAS THE REQUISITE EXPERIENCE TO INSTILL DILATING  EYE  DROPS
AND  ANESTHETIC  EYE  DROPS  USED  IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUCH DILATING EYE
DROPS TO THE SURFACE OF THE  EYE  SATISFACTORY  TO  THE  DEPARTMENT  AND
REGISTERS  WITH THE DEPARTMENT AFTER PAYING THE REQUISITE FEE IN ACCORD-
ANCE WITH THE COMMISSIONER'S REGULATIONS;
  § 2. Section 7106 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 4 to read as follows:
  4.  NOTWITHSTANDING  SUBDIVISION  SEVEN  OF  SECTION SIX THOUSAND FIVE
HUNDRED NINE OF THIS TITLE, A LICENSED OPTOMETRIST MAY DELEGATE THE CARE
OF A  PATIENT FOR THE SPECIFIC PURPOSE OF INSTILLING MYDRIATIC OR CYCLO-
PLEGIC EYE DROPS (HEREINAFTER "DILATING EYE DROPS") AND  ANESTHETIC  EYE
DROPS USED IN CONJUNCTION WITH SUCH DILATING EYE DROPS TO THE SURFACE OF

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

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