senate Bill S5663A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Allows patients up to ten visits with an occupational therapist without a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner

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Current Bill Status Via A3202 - Passed Senate & Assembly


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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 24, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1240
substituted for s5663a
May 24, 2022 substituted by a3202c
May 16, 2022 advanced to third reading
May 11, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 10, 2022 1st report cal.1240
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
May 21, 2021 print number 5663a
May 21, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Mar 15, 2021 referred to higher education

Votes

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May 10, 2022 - Higher Education committee Vote

S5663A
10
0
committee
10
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 10, 2022

aye wr (1)

S5663 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3202
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7901, Ed L; amd §5102, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10996
2019-2020: A1179, A8889

S5663 - Summary

Allows patients to receive certain treatment by an occupational therapist without a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner; requires the occupational therapist to inform the patient of certain potential insurance issues; relates to eliminating the need for referrals for certain treatment under coverage provided by certain motor vehicle insurance policies.

S5663 - Sponsor Memo

S5663 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5663
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law and the insurance law, in relation  to
   allowing  patients  up to twelve visits with an occupational therapist
   without a referral from  a  physician,  nurse  practitioner  or  other
   health care provider
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 7901 of the education law, as  amended  by  chapter
 460 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
   § 7901. Definition.  1. The practice of the profession of occupational
 therapy is defined as the functional evaluation of the client, the plan-
 ning and utilization of a program of purposeful activities, the develop-
 ment and utilization of a treatment program,  and/or  consultation  with
 the  client,  family,  caregiver  or  organization  in order to restore,
 develop  or  maintain  adaptive  skills,  and/or  performance  abilities
 designed  to  achieve maximal physical, cognitive and mental functioning
 of the client associated with his or her activities of daily living  and
 daily  life  tasks.  A  treatment  program designed to restore function,
 shall be rendered on the prescription or referral of a physician,  nurse
 practitioner  or  other  health  care  provider acting within his or her
 scope of practice pursuant to this title,  EXCEPT  AS  PROVIDED  FOR  IN
 SUBDIVISION  TWO  OF  THIS  SECTION.  However, nothing contained in this
 article shall be construed to permit any licensee hereunder to  practice
 medicine  or  psychology, including psychotherapy or to otherwise expand
 such licensee's scope of practice beyond  what  is  authorized  by  this
 chapter.
   2.  TREATMENT MAY BE RENDERED BY A LICENSED OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST FOR
 TWELVE VISITS WITHOUT A REFERRAL FROM A PHYSICIAN, NURSE PRACTITIONER OR
 OTHER HEALTH CARE PROVIDER PROVIDED THAT:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01911-01-1

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S5663A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3202
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7901, Ed L; amd §5102, Ins L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10996
2019-2020: A1179, A8889

S5663A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Allows patients to receive certain treatment by an occupational therapist without a referral from a physician or nurse practitioner; requires the occupational therapist to inform the patient of certain potential insurance issues; relates to eliminating the need for referrals for certain treatment under coverage provided by certain motor vehicle insurance policies.

S5663A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5663A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5663--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              March 15, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. KENNEDY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
   committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
   recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to allowing  patients  to
   receive  certain  treatment  by  an  occupational  therapist without a
   referral from a physician or nurse  practitioner;  and  to  amend  the
   insurance  law,  in relation to eliminating the need for referrals for
   certain treatment
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Section  7901 of the education law, as amended by chapter
 460 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows:
   § 7901. Definition. 1. The practice of the profession of  occupational
 therapy is defined as the functional evaluation of the client, the plan-
 ning and utilization of a program of purposeful activities, the develop-
 ment  and  utilization  of a treatment program, and/or consultation with
 the client, family, caregiver  or  organization  in  order  to  restore,
 develop  or  maintain  adaptive  skills,  and/or  performance  abilities
 designed to achieve maximal physical, cognitive and  mental  functioning
 of  the client associated with his or her activities of daily living and
 daily life tasks. A treatment  program  designed  to  restore  function,
 shall  be rendered on the prescription or referral of a physician, nurse
 practitioner or other health care provider  acting  within  his  or  her
 scope  of  practice  pursuant  to  this title, EXCEPT AS PROVIDED FOR IN
 SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION.  However,  nothing  contained  in  this
 article  shall be construed to permit any licensee hereunder to practice
 medicine or psychology, including psychotherapy or to  otherwise  expand
 such  licensee's  scope  of  practice  beyond what is authorized by this
 chapter.

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD01911-08-1

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