Provides for limited dental instruction for dentists licensed in another state or country at accredited schools or residency programs approved by the department of education.
BILL NUMBER: S1928
TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to certain licensed dentists
To allow dentists licensed in another state to participate in continuing education opportunities by accredited New York medical centers.
SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :
Section 1 amends subdivision 3 & 7 of section 6610 of the Education Law in relation to locations which dentists licensed in other states may receive dental training to include any program that has been accredited by a national accrediting body approved by the department of health.
Section 2 provides for the effective date.
EXISTING LAW :
Current law allows dentists licensed in another state or country to engage in clinical practice in New York for less than 90 days when receiving training at an approved dental school but contains no such provisions for dentists seeking new skills at the Montefiore Medical Center! Albert Einstein College of Medicine. This legislation would allow dentists licensed in another state to take advantage of unique training opportunities offered by the Montefiore Medical Center! Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Allowing dentists licensed in other states to take advantage of unique professional development opportunities in New York will benefit New York Dentists as more courses would be offered to accommodate the expanded pool of potential applicants.
The law currently allows physicians licensed in another state to practice medicine for educational purposes at both medical schools and clinics. Enactment of this legislation would correct an oversight in education law by allowing licensed dentists to avail themselves of the same educational opportunities offered to medical doctors.
The Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine is one of New York's largest providers of dental training to dental residents. The center currently operates two unique programs for experienced dentists to learn new skills and gain valuable hands-on experience under the supervision of a licensed New York Dentist. The seven day sedation program is one of only three programs in the nation offering hands-on training in IV sedation while the two-day dental implant course is the nation's only program to include hands-on training.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :
2007-2008 - S.4405: VETOED BY GOVERNOR 34 (2007)
FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :
None to the state.
EFFECTIVE DATE : This act shall take effect immediately.
STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 1928 2009-2010 Regular Sessions IN SENATE February 10, 2009 ___________Introduced by Sen. ESPADA -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certain licensed dentists THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivisions 3 and 7 of section 6610 of the education law, subdivision 3 as added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971 and subdivi- sion 7 as added by chapter 470 of the laws of 1991, are amended to read as follows: 3. A student from
[engagng]ENGAGING in any procedure authorized under section sixty-six hundred six of this article in clinical practice as part of a registered program in dental hygiene under supervision of a dentist holding a license or a limited permit for instructing in dentis- try in a school of dental hygiene; 7. A dentist licensed in another state or country who is visiting an approved dental school OR ANY OTHER ENTITY OPERATING A RESIDENCY PROGRAM THAT HAS BEEN ACCREDITED BY A NATIONAL ACCREDITING BODY APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT to receive dental instruction for a period not to exceed ninety days from engaging in clinical practice, provided such practice is limited to such instruction and is under the direct supervision of a licensed dentist. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD02767-03-9