Relates to a limited license for clinical laboratory technology.
Ayes (61): Adams, Addabbo, Avella, Ball, Bonacic, Boyle, Breslin, Carlucci, DeFrancisco, Diaz, Dilan, Espaillat, Farley, Felder, Flanagan, Fuschillo, Gallivan, Gianaris, Gipson, Golden, Griffo, Grisanti, Hannon, Hassell-Thomps, Hoylman, Kennedy, Klein, Krueger, Lanza, Larkin, Latimer, LaValle, Libous, Little, Marcellino, Marchione, Martins, Maziarz, Montgomery, Nozzolio, O'Brien, O'Mara, Parker, Peralta, Ritchie, Rivera, Robach, Sampson, Sanders, Savino, Serrano, Seward, Skelos, Smith, Squadron, Stavisky, Stewart-Cousin, Tkaczyk, Valesky, Young, Zeldin
Excused (2): Perkins, Ranzenhofer
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to a limited license for clinical laboratory technology
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
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.
This act shall take effect immediately.
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-EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD09558-03-3 S. 4097--A 2
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.