assembly Bill A1837

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to the use of fluoroscopy by physician assistants

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 11, 2021 referred to health

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A1837 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1591
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§3501 & 3502, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: A7472, S5186
2017-2018: A4716, S8165
2019-2020: A2982, S1812

A1837 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the use of fluoroscopy by physician assistants.

A1837 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1837
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED,  BYRNE, DINOWITZ -- read once and
   referred to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the use  of  fluo-
   roscopy by physician assistants
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Section 3501 of the public health law is amended by  adding
 a new subdivision 20 to read as follows:
   20.  "FLUOROSCOPY"  MEANS AN X-RAY BASED TECHNIQUE THAT ALLOWS CONTIN-
 UOUS REAL-TIME IMAGING OF AN INSTRUMENT, DYE,  OR  BODY  PART  DURING  A
 DIAGNOSTIC  OR TREATMENT PROCEDURE SO THAT LOCATION AND MOVEMENT OF SUCH
 INSTRUMENT, DYE, OR BODY PART CAN BE DETECTED AND EVALUATED.
   § 2. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section  3502  of  the
 public  health  law,  as  added  by chapter 175 of the laws of 2006, are
 amended, and a new paragraph (e) is added to read as follows:
   (c) only persons licensed under this article shall practice  radiogra-
 phy,  radiation  therapy or nuclear medicine technology or use the title
 "radiographer,"  "radiologic  technologist,"  "radiation  therapist"  or
 "nuclear medicine technologist" or use the abbreviations LRT, RTT, LRTT,
 NMT, or LNMT with his or her name; [and]
   (d) notwithstanding paragraph (c) of this subdivision, quality control
 tests  and radiation therapy treatment planning may also be performed by
 individuals not licensed by this article[.]; AND
   (E) A LICENSED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT MAY ENGAGE IN THE USE OF FLUOROSCO-
 PY FOR GUIDANCE OF DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC PROCEDURES; PROVIDED  THAT
 THE  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT  HAS  SUCCESSFULLY  COMPLETED  AN  EDUCATIONAL
 PROGRAM CONSISTING OF AT LEAST FORTY HOURS OF DIDACTIC AND  FORTY  HOURS
 OF CLINICAL TRAINING WITH SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF A COMPETENCY EXAM, AS
 APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT.
   § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
 it  shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.