senate Bill S5415

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to modernizing the chiropractic scope of practice; repealer

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
Apr 30, 2019 referred to higher education

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S5415 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4405
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Rpld §6556, amd Ed L, generally
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
S7427, A8541

S5415 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to modernizing the chiropractic scope of practice; authorizes chiropractic clinical assistants.

S5415 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5415 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  5415

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 30, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. GAUGHRAN, LANZA -- 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  modernizing  the
  chiropractic  scope  of  practice; and to repeal certain provisions of
  such law relating thereto

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

  Section  1. Section 6551 of the education law, as added by chapter 987
of the laws of 1971, paragraphs a and b of subdivision 2 as  amended  by
chapter 450 of the laws of 1983, and subdivision 3 as amended by chapter
683 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows:
  § 6551. Definition  of  practice of chiropractic.   1. The practice of
the profession of chiropractic is defined as [detecting  and  correcting
by  manual  or  mechanical  means  structural  imbalance, distortion, or
subluxations in the human body for the purpose of removing nerve  inter-
ference  and  the effects thereof, where such interference is the result
of or related to distortion, misalignment or subluxation of  or  in  the
vertebral  column. 2.] THE EXAMINATION, EVALUATION, DETECTION, DIAGNOSIS
OF THE HUMAN BODY AND/OR TREATMENT OR CORRECTION OF: SUBLUXATIONS IN THE
VERTEBRAL COLUMN OR OTHER ARTICULAR SEGMENTS  BY  MANUAL  OR  MECHANICAL
MEANS,    NEUROMUSCULOSKELETAL    CONDITIONS,    STRUCTURAL   IMBALANCE,
DISTORTION, AND/OR DYSFUNCTION OF THE HUMAN BODY AND THE EFFECTS  THERE-
OF;  INCLUDING  RESTORING  NERVOUS  SYSTEM INTEGRITY, STRUCTURAL BALANCE
AND/OR FUNCTION; AS IT MAY RELATE TO ANY HUMAN  DISEASE,  PAIN,  INJURY,
DEFORMITY OR PHYSICAL CONDITION.
  2. A. THE PRACTICE OF CHIROPRACTIC MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,
PHYSICAL AND FUNCTIONAL EXAMINATION OF PATIENTS, HEALTH ASSESSMENT, WORK
CAPABILITY ASSESSMENT, HANDICAP ELIGIBILITY ASSESSMENT, SCHOOL AND OTHER
SPORTS  ASSESSMENT,  SCHOOL ATTENDANCE ASSESSMENT, SPINAL HEALTH ASSESS-
MENT, ANALYSIS, OR TO GIVE  CONSULTATION,  ADVICE,  RECOMMENDATIONS  AND
COUNSELING  REGARDING  ANATOMY,  PHYSIOLOGY,  NEUROLOGY,  GENERAL HEALTH

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

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