senate Bill S1808

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires each clinical laboratory to have one or more supervisors upon the premises during business hours

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 16, 2019 referred to health

S1808 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add §576-d, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7521

S1808 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires each clinical laboratory to have one or more supervisors upon the premises during business hours; provides for such supervisors' qualifications and duties.

S1808 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1808 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  1808

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 16, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- 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 clinical laborato-
  ry supervision

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

  Section  1.  The  public health law is amended by adding a new section
576-d to read as follows:
  § 576-D. CLINICAL LABORATORY SUPERVISION. 1. EACH CLINICAL  LABORATORY
SHALL  HAVE  ONE OR MORE SUPERVISORS WHO SHALL, UNDER THE GENERAL DIREC-
TION OF THE DIRECTOR, SUPERVISE THE TECHNICAL PERSONNEL AND REPORTING OF
FINDINGS, PERFORM TESTS REQUIRING SPECIAL SCIENTIFIC SKILLS, AND, IN THE
ABSENCE OF THE DIRECTOR, BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE  PROPER  PERFORMANCE  OF
ALL LABORATORY PROCEDURES.
  2.  A  DIRECTOR  WHO  QUALIFIES AS PROVIDED IN REGULATIONS PROMULGATED
PURSUANT TO SECTION FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THREE OF THIS TITLE SHALL  ALSO
BE DEEMED QUALIFIED AS A SUPERVISOR.
  3.  DEPENDING  UPON THE SIZE AND FUNCTIONS OF THE CLINICAL LABORATORY,
THE DEPARTMENT MAY AUTHORIZE THE DIRECTOR TO ALSO SERVE AS THE  SUPERVI-
SOR OF SUCH LABORATORY.
  4.  THE  SUPERVISOR  SHALL  BE  ON THE CLINICAL LABORATORY PREMISES OR
AVAILABLE BY PHONE OR SYNCHRONOUS TWO-WAY ELECTRONIC AUDIO VISUAL COMMU-
NICATIONS IN ACCORDANCE WITH ANY  APPLICABLE  REGULATIONS  MADE  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT;  PROVIDED,  THAT  IF THE SUPERVISOR IS NOT ON THE LABORATORY
PREMISES AND THE PERSON PERFORMING THE TEST QUALIFIES AS A MEDICAL TECH-
NOLOGIST AS PROVIDED IN REGULATIONS  PROMULGATED  PURSUANT  TO  SECTIONS
FIVE  HUNDRED  SEVENTY-FOUR  AND FIVE HUNDRED SEVENTY-SIX OF THIS TITLE,
AND THIRTY-ONE HUNDRED TWENTY-ONE OF THIS CHAPTER, THE RESULTS OF HIS OR
HER WORK ARE REVIEWED BY THE SUPERVISOR OR DIRECTOR DURING  HIS  OR  HER
NEXT  DUTY  PERIOD,  AND  A  RECORD  IS MAINTAINED TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03863-01-9

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