Bill S5152-2013

Extends the provisions of chapter 563 of the laws of 2001 relating to providing for an emergency technician 5 year re-certification program

Extends provisions relating to providing for an emergency technician 5 year re-certification program.

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  • Jun 11, 2013: SUBSTITUTED BY A7170
  • Jun 10, 2013: ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
  • Jun 5, 2013: 2ND REPORT CAL.
  • Jun 4, 2013: 1ST REPORT CAL.1125
  • May 10, 2013: REFERRED TO HEALTH

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VOTE: COMMITTEE VOTE: - Health - Jun 4, 2013
Ayes (15): Hannon, Ball, Farley, Felder, Fuschillo, Golden, Larkin, Savino, Seward, Young, Montgomery, Hassell-Thompson, Peralta, O'Brien, Hoylman
Ayes W/R (2): Rivera, Adams

Memo

BILL NUMBER:S5152               REVISED 5/15/13

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 563 of the laws of 2001 amending the public health law relating to providing for an emergency technician five year re-certification demonstration program in certain counties, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

PURPOSE: This bill would extend until July 1, 2018, the emergency technician five year recertification demonstration program in certain counties.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill extends § 3005-b of the public health law until July 1, 2018.

EXISTING LAW: The current law, chapter 147 of 2008, expires July 1, 2013.

JUSTIFICATION: Chapter 563 of the Laws of 2001 is due to expire July 1, 2013. It was enacted to test the effectiveness of changing the re-certification requirements from three to five years for emergency medical technicians and advanced emergency medical technicians. The Bureau of EMS has reported 61,308 certified providers statewide as of May 1 of this year, a decrease of 3,469 providers since 2003. Volunteer EMTs are a vital asset to the medical community and to New York residents. An effort to curtail their dwindling numbers is imperative. This legislation would continue to provide volunteers who remain active an additional five years before requiring re-certification.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: Chapter 563 of the Laws of 2001. Chapter 147 of the Laws of 2008.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None to the state

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, 2018.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 5152 2013-2014 Regular Sessions IN SENATE May 10, 2013 ___________
Introduced by Sens. SEWARD, BONACIC, FARLEY, HANNON, LAVALLE, ZELDIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health AN ACT to amend chapter 563 of the laws of 2001 amending the public health law relating to providing for an emergency technician five year re-certification demonstration program in certain counties, in relation to the effectiveness thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 563 of the laws of 2001 amending the public health law relating to providing for an emergency technician five year re-certification demonstration program in certain counties, as amended by chapter 147 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 1, [2013] 2018. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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