Bill S4097A-2013

Relates to a limited license for clinical laboratory technology

Relates to a limited license for clinical laboratory technology.

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Actions

  • Aug 31, 2013: SIGNED CHAP.336
  • Aug 30, 2013: DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
  • Jun 17, 2013: returned to senate
  • Jun 17, 2013: passed assembly
  • Jun 17, 2013: ordered to third reading rules cal.230
  • Jun 17, 2013: substituted for a6124a
  • Jun 12, 2013: referred to higher education
  • Jun 12, 2013: DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
  • Jun 12, 2013: PASSED SENATE
  • Jun 11, 2013: ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1270
  • Jun 11, 2013: COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
  • Jun 5, 2013: PRINT NUMBER 4097A
  • Jun 5, 2013: AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • Mar 8, 2013: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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Memo

BILL NUMBER:S4097A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to a limited license for clinical laboratory technology

PURPOSE:

This bill would extend the authorization for the limited clinical laboratory license.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 - Amends paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 8610 of the education law, as added by Chapter 204 of the Laws of 2008.

Section 2 - Effective date

JUSTIFICATION:

There is an annual demand of approximately 640 new laboratory professionals while only approximately 230 are graduated annually. In addition it has been estimated that 10% of the current workforce plans to retire within the next five years.

This bill would extend current law set to expire later this year allowing for the issuance of limited licenses to address the shortage of lab technicians until 2016.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


Text

STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 4097--A 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE March 8, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- 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 a limited license for clinical laboratory technology THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 2 of section 8610 of the education law, as added by chapter 204 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: (a) The department may issue a limited license and registration pursu- ant to which the limited licensee may perform examinations and proce- dures within the definition of clinical laboratory technology set forth in subdivision one of section eight thousand six hundred one of this article, provided that an individual qualifying for a limited license pursuant to clause three of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of this subdivision shall perform only those examinations and procedures that are for the purpose of human trials of such examinations and procedures as were the subject of the individual's research and that nothing contained in this subdivision shall authorize any individual to provide any examinations or procedures that he or she is prohibited from performing pursuant to the public health law, and provided further that an individual qualifying for a limited license pursuant to clause four of subparagraph (ii) of paragraph (b) of this subdivision shall perform only those examinations and procedures that are within the scope of practice of histological technicians. A limited license may be granted to an applicant who is employed in a clinical laboratory under the direction of a clinical director and may be issued for the purpose of enabling the applicant to complete the education and to pass the exam required for licensure as a clinical laboratory technologist or histo-
logical technician in New York state, as applicable. Notwithstanding the provisions of section sixty-five hundred two of this title, no limited license shall be valid beyond September first, two thousand [thirteen] SIXTEEN and the registration issued with the limited license shall be effective until September first, two thousand [thirteen] SIXTEEN. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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