|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|
senate Bill S4735
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4735 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4735 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4735 SPONSOR: GRIFFO TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to physical therapist assistants PURPOSE: Updates the practice of physical therapist assistant from a credentialed to licensed profession. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Sections 1 through 4 amend respectively sections 6738 (definition of physical therapist assistant), 6739 (duties of licensed physical thera- pist assistant and the use of the title "physical therapist assistant"), 6740 (requirements as a physical therapist assistant) and 6742-a (continuing education) to update the physical therapist assistant profession from certification to licensure. Section 5 sets forth an effective date of 180 days after enactment.
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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