|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 16, 2019||referred to health|
senate Bill S1812
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S1812 (ACTIVE) - Details
S1812 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S1812 SPONSOR: RIVERA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the public health law, in relation to the use of fluo- roscopy by physician assistants PURPOSE: To amend the public health law by permitting physician assistants who have completed the requisite training to operate fluoroscopy technology to assist a diagnostic or treatment procedure. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one of the bill would amend Article 35 of the Public Health law relating to radiology technology to add a definition of fluoroscopy. Section two of the bill would allow the use of fluoroscopy by appropri- ately trained physician assistants.
S1812 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 1812 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 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. § 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 CONSISTING OF AT LEAST FORTY HOURS OF DIDACTIC AND FORTY HOURS OF CLINICAL TRAINING WITH SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A COMPETENCY EXAM, AS APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT. § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend- ment or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the implementa- tion of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be made on or before such effective date.
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