senate Bill S4735

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to physical therapist assistants

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 20, 2019 committed to rules
May 20, 2019 advanced to third reading
May 15, 2019 2nd report cal.
May 14, 2019 1st report cal.696
Mar 22, 2019 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 14, 2019 - Higher Education committee Vote

S4735
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 14, 2019

S4735 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3070
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6738, 6739, 6740 & 6742-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S8168, A10489

S4735 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to physical therapist assistants; establishes that physical therapist assistants shall be licensed.

S4735 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4735 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4735

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             March 22, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  GRIFFO -- 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  physical  therapist
  assistants

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Section 6738 of the education law, as added by chapter  618
of  the  laws of 1980, subdivision a as designated by chapter 184 of the
laws of 1982, subdivision b as amended by chapter 532  of  the  laws  of
1999,  subdivision  c as amended by chapter 120 of the laws of 1998, and
subdivision d as added by chapter 20 of the laws of 1998, is amended  to
read as follows:
  § 6738. Definition  of  physical  therapist  assistant. a. A "physical
therapist assistant" means a person [certified] LICENSED  in  accordance
with this article who works under the supervision of a licensed physical
therapist  performing such patient related activities as are assigned by
the supervising physical therapist. Duties of physical therapist assist-
ants shall not include evaluation, testing, interpretation, planning  or
modification  of  patient  programs. Supervision of a physical therapist
assistant by a licensed physical therapist shall be on-site supervision,
but not necessarily direct personal supervision. The number of  LICENSED
physical therapist assistants supervised by one licensed physical thera-
pist  shall  not  exceed  the  ratio of four LICENSED physical therapist
assistants to one licensed physical therapist as shall be determined  by
the  commissioner's  regulations  insuring that there be adequate super-
vision in the best interest of public health and safety. Nothing in this
section shall prohibit a  hospital  from  employing  physical  therapist
assistants,  provided they work under the supervision of physical thera-
pists designated by the hospital and not beyond the scope of practice of
a physical therapist assistant. The numerical limitation of this section

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD01569-01-9

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