senate Bill S4558

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to registered dental assisting

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Archive: Last Bill Status Via A4064 - Signed by Governor

  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 23, 2019 signed chap.390
Oct 11, 2019 delivered to governor
May 30, 2019 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.828
substituted for s4558
May 30, 2019 substituted by a4064
May 29, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2019 1st report cal.828
Mar 14, 2019 referred to higher education

S4558 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd Art 133 Head, §§6600, 6603, 6608, 6608-a & 6608-b, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S9084, A10865

S4558 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to registered dental assisting; increases the age for registered dental assisting from seventeen to eighteen years of age.

S4558 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4558 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 14, 2019

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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  registered  dental


  Section 1. The article heading of article 133 of the education law, as
added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
                       REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTING
  § 2. Section 6600 of the education law, as added by chapter 987 of the
laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
  § 6600. Introduction.   This article applies  to  the  professions  of
dentistry  [and],  dental hygiene, AND REGISTERED DENTAL ASSISTING.  The
general provisions for all professions contained in article one  hundred
thirty of this title apply to this article.
  §  3.  Section 6603 of the education law, as amended by chapter 393 of
the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
  § 6603. State board for dentistry. A state board for  dentistry  shall
be  appointed  by  the board of regents on recommendation of the commis-
sioner for the purpose of assisting the board of regents and the depart-
ment on matters of professional licensing and  professional  conduct  in
accordance  with  section  sixty-five  hundred  eight of this title. The
board shall be composed of not less than thirteen dentists  licensed  in
this  state  for at least five years, not less than three dental hygien-
ists licensed in this state for at least five years, and not  less  than
one  [certified]  REGISTERED dental assistant licensed in this state for
at least one  year.  An  executive  secretary  to  the  board  shall  be
appointed  by the board of regents on recommendation of the commissioner
and shall be a dentist licensed in this state.

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


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