Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020||
referred to higher education
|Apr 30, 2019||
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S5415
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S5415 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S5415 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5415 SPONSOR: GAUGHRAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to modernizing the chiropractic scope of practice; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: OF BILL: This proposed bill would amend numerous sections of Article 132 of the Education Law by updating and modernizing the provisions related to the scope of practice for the profession of chiropractic. Significantly, this modernization legislation recognizes the changes in the education and training of doctors of chiropractic while ensuring that the profes- sion remains surgery and drug free. JUSTIFICATION: The chiropractic scope of practice was established in the State of New York in 1963. Since that time, the scope of practice for the chiroprac- tic profession has not been changed or updated. In the 50 plus years
2019-S5415 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5415 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 30, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. GAUGHRAN, LANZA -- 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 modernizing the chiropractic scope of practice; and to repeal certain provisions of such law relating thereto THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6551 of the education law, as added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971, paragraphs a and b of subdivision 2 as amended by chapter 450 of the laws of 1983, and subdivision 3 as amended by chapter 683 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows: § 6551. Definition of practice of chiropractic. 1. The practice of the profession of chiropractic is defined as [detecting and correcting by manual or mechanical means structural imbalance, distortion, or subluxations in the human body for the purpose of removing nerve inter- ference and the effects thereof, where such interference is the result of or related to distortion, misalignment or subluxation of or in the vertebral column. 2.] THE EXAMINATION, EVALUATION, DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS OF THE HUMAN BODY AND/OR TREATMENT OR CORRECTION OF: SUBLUXATIONS IN THE VERTEBRAL COLUMN OR OTHER ARTICULAR SEGMENTS BY MANUAL OR MECHANICAL MEANS, NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL CONDITIONS, STRUCTURAL IMBALANCE, DISTORTION, AND/OR DYSFUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY AND THE EFFECTS THERE- OF; INCLUDING RESTORING NERVOUS SYSTEM INTEGRITY, STRUCTURAL BALANCE AND/OR FUNCTION; AS IT MAY RELATE TO ANY HUMAN DISEASE, PAIN, INJURY, DEFORMITY OR PHYSICAL CONDITION. 2. A. THE PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, PHYSICAL AND FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF PATIENTS, HEALTH ASSESSMENT, WORK CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT, HANDICAP ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT, SCHOOL AND OTHER SPORTS ASSESSMENT, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ASSESSMENT, SPINAL HEALTH ASSESS- MENT, ANALYSIS, OR TO GIVE CONSULTATION, ADVICE, RECOMMENDATIONS AND COUNSELING REGARDING ANATOMY, PHYSIOLOGY, NEUROLOGY, GENERAL HEALTH EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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