senate Bill S8936

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the practice protocol for nurse practitioners

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Aug 21, 2020 referred to rules

S8936 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6902, Ed L; amd Part D §3, Chap 56 of 2014
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S3056, A1535

S8936 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes certain provisions of the "nurse practitioners modernization act" permanent; eliminates certain administrative obligations.

S8936 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8936 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                             I N  S E N A T E
                              August 21, 2020
 Introduced  by  Sen.  RIVERA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the practice  protocol
   for nurse practitioners; and to amend part D of chapter 56 of the laws
   of  2014,  amending  the education law relating to enacting the "nurse
   practitioners modernization act", in  relation  to  the  effectiveness
   Section 1. Subparagraphs (i) and (iv) of paragraph (a) of  subdivision
 3  of section 6902 of the education law, as amended by section 2 of part
 D of chapter 56 of the laws of 2014, is amended to read as follows:
   (i) The practice of registered professional nursing by a nurse practi-
 tioner, certified under section six thousand nine hundred  ten  of  this
 article,  may  include  the diagnosis of illness and physical conditions
 and the performance of therapeutic  and  corrective  measures  within  a
 specialty  area  of practice, in collaboration with a licensed physician
 SUBDIVISION,   qualified  to  collaborate  in  the  specialty  involved,
 provided such services are performed in accordance with a written  prac-
 tice  agreement  and  written  practice protocols except as permitted by
 paragraph (b) of this subdivision. The written practice agreement  shall
 include  explicit  provisions  for  the  resolution  of any disagreement
 between the collaborating physician and the nurse practitioner regarding
 a matter of diagnosis or treatment that is within the scope of  practice
 of  both. To the extent the practice agreement does not so provide, then
 the collaborating physician's diagnosis or treatment shall prevail.
   (iv) The practice protocol shall reflect current accepted medical  and
 nursing  practice[.  The  protocols  shall  be filed with the department
 within ninety days of the commencement  of  the  practice]  and  may  be
 updated  periodically.  [The  commissioner shall make regulations estab-
 lishing the procedure for the review of protocols and the disposition of
 any issues arising from such review.]
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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