|SAME AS||SAME AS S01385|
|COSPNSR||Gottfried, Gunther, Jaffee, Pretlow, Arroyo, Fahy, Skartados, Zebrowski, McDonough, McKevitt, Crouch, Raia, Cook, Quart, Steck, Woerner, Harris, McDonald, Oaks|
|MLTSPNSR||Crespo, Garbarino, Hikind, Hooper, Kearns, Lupardo, Simon|
|Add §6912, Ed L|
|Provides for the certification by the education department of certified registered nurse anesthetists.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 442 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 9, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. PAULIN, GOTTFRIED, GUNTHER, JAFFEE, PRETLOW, ARROYO, FAHY, SKARTADOS, ZEBROWSKI, McDONOUGH, McKEVITT, CROUCH, RAIA, COOK, QUART, STECK, SKOUFIS, WOERNER, HARRIS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. CRESPO, GARBARINO, HIKIND, HOOPER, KEARNS, LUPARDO, SIMON -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to certification of certified registered nurse anesthetists The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6912 2 to read as follows: 3 § 6912. Certification of certified registered nurse anesthetists. 1. 4 For issuance of a certificate as a certified registered nurse anesthe- 5 tist, the applicant shall fulfill the following requirements: 6 (a) Application: file an application with the department; 7 (b) License: be licensed as a registered professional nurse in the 8 state; 9 (c) Education: (i) have satisfactorily completed an educational 10 program that is designed and conducted to prepare graduates to practice 11 in the specialty area of nurse anesthesia and is registered by the 12 department or determined by the department to be the equivalent; and 13 (ii) submit evidence of current certification or recertification by a 14 national certifying body, recognized by the department; 15 (d) Fees: pay a fee to the department of fifty dollars for an initial 16 certificate authorizing nurse anesthesia practice and a triennial regis- 17 tration fee of thirty dollars. After a certified registered nurse 18 anesthetist's initial registration, registration under this section 19 shall be coterminous with the certified registered nurse anesthetist's 20 registration as a registered professional nurse. 21 2. Only a person certified under this section shall use the title 22 "certified registered nurse anesthetist". EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD00276-01-7A. 442 2 1 3. The commissioner is authorized to promulgate regulations to imple- 2 ment the certification process set forth in this section. 3 4. Nothing in this section shall be construed to define a scope of 4 practice or permit independent practice for certified registered nurse 5 anesthetists or to alter the scope of practice of any practitioner or 6 professional certified or licensed under title eight of this chapter or 7 under the public health law. 8 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after 9 it shall have become a law, except that subdivision 2 of section 6912 of 10 the education law, as added by section one of this act shall take effect 11 three years after this act shall have become a law.