Bill Text: NY A07304 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Relates to the license requirements for the practice of respiratory therapy.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 7-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-22 - referred to higher education [A07304 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A07304-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                          7304
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     April 22, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  MAGNARELLI  -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Higher Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the  license  require-
          ments for the practice of respiratory therapy
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 8504  of  the  education  law,  as
     2  added by chapter 817 of the laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
     3    2.  Education:  have received an education, including completion of an
     4  approved [associate] bachelor degree program in respiratory  therapy  or
     5  in a program determined by the department to be the equivalent;
     6    §  2.  Section  8507  of  the education law is amended by adding a new
     7  closing paragraph to read as follows:
     8    Subdivision two of section eighty-five hundred four of this article as
     9  amended by the chapter of the laws of two thousand eighteen  that  added
    10  this  paragraph  shall not apply to any person licensed as a respiratory
    11  therapist on the effective date of the chapter of the laws of two  thou-
    12  sand eighteen that added this paragraph.
    13    § 3. Section 8513 of the education law, as added by chapter 817 of the
    14  laws of 1992, is amended to read as follows:
    15    § 8513. Special  provisions.  1.  A  person  shall be licensed without
    16  examination provided that, within one year of the effective date of this
    17  article, the individual:
    18    [1.](a) files an application and pays  the  appropriate  fees  to  the
    19  department; and
    20    [2.  (a)](b)(1)  is  certified by a national certifying or accrediting
    21  board for respiratory therapy technicians acceptable to the  department,
    22  or
    23    [(b)](2) has practiced as a respiratory therapy technician in a hospi-
    24  tal, as defined in article twenty-eight of the public health law, in the
    25  state for not less than two years within the last five years, or
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD00208-01-9

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     1    [(c)](3)  has  met the educational standards of a hospital, as defined
     2  in article twenty-eight of the public health law, or, in the case  of  a
     3  hospital  operated  by  a public benefit corporation, has met the educa-
     4  tional standards of such corporation, and has practiced as a respiratory
     5  therapy technician for at least one year in such hospital.
     6    2.  The  department  shall  not accept new applications for an initial
     7  license as a  respiratory  therapy  technician,  provided  however  that
     8  licenses issued prior to that date shall be eligible for renewal subject
     9  to the provisions of this section.
    10    §  4.  This  act shall take effect immediately; provided that sections
    11  one and two of this act shall take effect on the first of  September  in
    12  the  fifth year next succeeding the year in which it shall have become a
    13  law and shall only apply to the issuance of initial licenses.
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