Bill S6302-2013

Relates to including chemistry, hematology, microbiology and blood banking as areas covered by a restricted clinical laboratory license

Relates to including chemistry, hematology, microbiology and blood banking as areas covered by a restricted clinical laboratory license.

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  • Jan 10, 2014: REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION

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BILL NUMBER:S6302                REVISED 6/23/14

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to including chemistry, hematology, microbiology and blood banking (immunohematology) as areas covered by a restricted clinical laboratory license

PURPOSE: This bill would include chemistry, hematology, microbiology and blood banking (immunohematology) as areas covered by a restricted 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.

NYSED law does not permit graduates from other states to obtain NYS certification or licensure without passing the NYS general exam. This bill would enable those individuals to do so by passing a specialty exam.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Nominal

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.


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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6302 IN SENATE January 10, 2014 ___________
Introduced by Sen. DeFRANCISCO -- 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 including chemistry, hematology, microbiology and blood banking (immunohematology) as areas covered by a restricted clinical laboratory license THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subdivision 1 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 restricted license pursuant to which the restricted licensee may receive a certificate to perform certain examinations and procedures within the definition of clinical laboratory technology set forth in subdivision one of section eighty-six hundred one of this article, provided that such a restricted licensee may perform examinations and procedures only in those of the following areas which are specifically listed in his or her certificate: histocompati- bility, cytogenetics, stem cell process, flow cytometry/cellular immu- nology, CHEMISTRY, HEMATOLOGY, MICROBIOLOGY AND BLOOD BANKING (IMMUNOHE- MATOLOGY) and molecular diagnosis to the extent such molecular diagnosis is included in genetic testing-molecular and molecular oncology. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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