senate Bill S8641A

Signed By Governor
2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to instilling mydriatic or cycloplegic eye drops by persons trained and deemed qualified by supervising licensed physicians or supervising licensed optometrists; repealer

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Current Bill Status Via A10634 - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Sep 21, 2020 signed chap.180
Sep 16, 2020 delivered to governor
Jul 22, 2020 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.937
substituted for s8641a
Jul 22, 2020 substituted by a10634b
ordered to third reading cal.937
Jul 20, 2020 reported and committed to rules
Jul 14, 2020 committee discharged and committed to higher education
Jul 10, 2020 print number 8641a
Jul 10, 2020 amend and recommit to rules
Jun 26, 2020 referred to rules

Votes

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Jul 22, 2020 - Rules committee Vote

S8641A
19
0
committee
19
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jul 20, 2020 - Higher Education committee Vote

S8641A
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Jul 20, 2020

S8641 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10634
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6530, 6527 & 7105, rpld §7106 sub 4, Ed L

S8641 - Summary

Relates to instilling mydriatic or cycloplegic eye drops by persons trained and deemed qualified by supervising licensed physicians or supervising licensed optometrists.

S8641 - Sponsor Memo

S8641 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8641

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 26, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  instilling  mydriatic
  or  cycloplegic  eye  drops by persons trained and deemed qualified by
  supervising licensed physicians or supervising licensed  optometrists;
  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. Subdivision 25 of section 6530 of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  517  of  the  laws  of 2019, is amended to read as
follows:
  25. [a.] Delegating professional responsibilities to a person when the
licensee delegating such responsibilities knows or has  reason  to  know
that  such  person  is  not qualified, by training, by experience, or by
licensure, to perform them.
  [b. A person shall be deemed qualified to assist a physician  licensed
pursuant  to article one hundred thirty-one of this title in the care of
a patient for the purpose of instilling  mydriatic  or  cycloplegic  eye
drops  (hereinafter  "dilating  eye  drops") and anesthetic eye drops in
conjunction with such dilating drops to the surface  of  the  eye  of  a
patient, provided that the person instilling such dilating eye drops and
anesthetic  eye  drops  is  under the on-site supervision of a physician
pursuant to such article one hundred thirty-one and such person is  over
the age of eighteen, successfully completes a curriculum and examination
approved by the department demonstrating that such person has the requi-
site  experience  to instill dilating eye drops and anesthetic eye drops
used in conjunction with such dilating eye drops to the surface  of  the
eye  and registers with the department after paying the requisite fee in
accordance with the commissioner's regulations;]
  § 2. Section 6527 of the education law is  amended  by  adding  a  new
subdivision 9 to read as follows:
  9. (A) NOTHING IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL BE CONSTRUED TO AFFECT OR PREVENT
A  PERSON  IN  TRAINING OR TRAINED AND DEEMED QUALIFIED BY A SUPERVISING
LICENSED PHYSICIAN, TO ASSIST THE LICENSED PHYSICIAN IN THE  CARE  OF  A

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

S8641A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10634
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§6530, 6527 & 7105, rpld §7106 sub 4, Ed L

S8641A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to instilling mydriatic or cycloplegic eye drops by persons trained and deemed qualified by supervising licensed physicians or supervising licensed optometrists.

S8641A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S8641A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 8641--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 26, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. STAVISKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be  committed  to  the  Committee  on  Rules  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN  ACT  to amend the education law, in relation to instilling mydriatic
  or cycloplegic eye drops by persons trained and  deemed  qualified  by
  supervising  licensed physicians or supervising licensed optometrists;
  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.  Subdivision  25  of section 6530 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 517 of the laws  of  2019,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  25. [a.] Delegating professional responsibilities to a person when the
licensee  delegating  such  responsibilities knows or has reason to know
that such person is not qualified, by training,  by  experience,  or  by
licensure, to perform them.
  [b.  A person shall be deemed qualified to assist a physician licensed
pursuant to article one hundred thirty-one of this title in the care  of
a  patient  for  the  purpose of instilling mydriatic or cycloplegic eye
drops (hereinafter "dilating eye drops") and  anesthetic  eye  drops  in
conjunction  with  such  dilating  drops  to the surface of the eye of a
patient, provided that the person instilling such dilating eye drops and
anesthetic eye drops is under the on-site  supervision  of  a  physician
pursuant  to such article one hundred thirty-one and such person is over
the age of eighteen, successfully completes a curriculum and examination
approved by the department demonstrating that such person has the requi-
site experience to instill dilating eye drops and anesthetic  eye  drops
used  in  conjunction with such dilating eye drops to the surface of the
eye and registers with the department after paying the requisite fee  in
accordance with the commissioner's regulations;]
  §  2.  Section  6527  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 9 to read as follows:

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

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