senate Bill S1812

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of fluoroscopy by physician assistants

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Health Committee


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Jan 16, 2019 referred to health

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S1812 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2982
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3501 & 3502, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S5186, A7472
2017-2018: S8165, A4716

S1812 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of fluoroscopy by physician assistants.

S1812 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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