Provides for the certification by the education department of certified registered nurse anesthetists.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 8392--A 2011-2012 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY June 15, 2011 ___________Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, GOTTFRIED, GUNTHER, GIBSON, JACOBS, JAFFEE -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. HOOPER, LATIMER, LINARES, P. RIVERA -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Educa- tion -- reported and referred to the Committee on Codes -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certification of certified registered nurse anesthetists THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6911 to read as follows: S 6911. CERTIFICATION OF CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETISTS. 1. FOR ISSUANCE OF A CERTIFICATE AS A CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHE- TIST, THE APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT; (B) LICENSE: BE LICENSED AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE IN THE STATE; (C) EDUCATION: (I) HAVE SATISFACTORILY COMPLETED AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WHICH IS DESIGNED AND CONDUCTED TO PREPARE GRADUATES TO PRACTICE IN THE SPECIALTY AREA OF NURSE ANESTHESIA; AND IS REGISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OR IN A PROGRAM ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL BODY RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OR DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT TO BE THE EQUIVALENT; AND (II) SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF CURRENT CERTIFICATION OR RECERTIFICATION BY A NATIONAL CERTIFYING BODY, RECOGNIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT; (D) FEES: PAY A FEE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF FIFTY DOLLARS FOR AN INITIAL CERTIFICATE AUTHORIZING NURSE ANESTHESIA PRACTICE AND A TRIENNIAL REGIS- TRATION FEE OF THIRTY DOLLARS. AFTER A CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST'S INITIAL REGISTRATION, REGISTRATION UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL BE COTERMINOUS WITH THE CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST'S REGISTRATION AS A REGISTERED PROFESSIONAL NURSE.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD11445-05-2 A. 8392--A 2
2. ONLY A PERSON CERTIFIED UNDER THIS SECTION SHALL USE THE TITLE "CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST". 3. THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION SHALL NOT APPLY TO ANY ACT AUTHOR- IZED BY ANY OTHER LAW, RULE, REGULATION OR CERTIFICATION. 4. THE COMMISSIONER IS AUTHORIZED TO PROMULGATE REGULATIONS TO IMPLE- MENT THE PROVISIONS OF THIS SECTION. S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after it shall have become a law, except that subdivision 2 of section 6911 of the education law, as added by section one of this act shall take effect three years after this act shall have become a law.