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A03050 Summary:

BILL NOA03050
 
SAME ASSAME AS S03543
 
SPONSORFahy
 
COSPNSRSimon, Smith
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 6502-a, rpld 6902 sub 3 (e), Ed L
 
Requires certain professionals to provide and the state education department to collect information about the practice of their professions.
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A03050 Actions:

BILL NOA03050
 
01/22/2021referred to higher education
02/23/2021reported
02/25/2021advanced to third reading cal.126
03/08/2021substituted by s3543
 S03543 AMEND= STAVISKY
 01/30/2021REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
 03/02/20211ST REPORT CAL.492
 03/03/20212ND REPORT CAL.
 03/04/2021ADVANCED TO THIRD READING
 03/05/2021PASSED SENATE
 03/05/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 03/05/2021referred to higher education
 03/08/2021substituted for a3050
 03/08/2021ordered to third reading cal.126
 03/08/2021passed assembly
 03/08/2021returned to senate
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A03050 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A3050
 
SPONSOR: Fahy
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring certain professionals to provide and the state education department to collect information about the practice of their professions; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Requires certain professionals to provide and the state education department to collect information about the practice of their profes- sion.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends the education law by adding new section 3502-a: 1. Describes professional licenses, certifications and registrations to which this section shall apply. 2. Requires that, in conjunction with each triennial registration, the professions described in subdivision 1 shall provide the NYS Department of Education census information regarding their professional medical activities. Such data shall be used to evaluate needed services in the state, and shall be presented publically, de-identified and in aggre- gate. 3. Directs the Commissioner of the Department of Education to promulgate rules and regulations regarding dates of implementation for different professions, mandates full implementation within three years. Section 2: Paragraph e of subdivision 3 is omitted. Sections 3: Sets the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION: A research brief from October 2018 by the Center for Healthcare Work- force Studies (CHWS) found that the lack of data on New York's health- care workforce has limited the effectiveness of workforce development strategies and has resulted in major geographic healthcare disparities. The intent of this legislation is to provide a more accurate gauge of healthcare workforce demands in New York State. A research brief from October 2018 by the Center for Healthcare Work- force Studies (CHWS) found that for registered patient care nurse prac- titioners (NP) the concentration of NPs varies widely across New York's regions. The Finger Lakes region leads the State with 86.9 NPs per 100,000 people; while Hudson Valley trails behind with only 45.3 NPs per 100,000 people. In the same study CHWS found that 44.7% of NPs work in outpatient services while followed by the next largest demographic work- ing in inpatient services accounting for only 16.1%. These findings were replicated across medical specialties, demonstrating a clear need for a deeper understanding of the healthcare workforce so that New York may meet the state's healthcare needs. It is imperative that the state provides excellent workforce development data to fully equip the healthcare industry with accurate results so that appropriate action can be taken to bridge gaps in need for health- care professionals. This bill avoids creating a large administrative burden by requiring healthcare practitioners answer a short survey about how they use their license triennially in conjunction with their license renewal.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A7213A 2019-20   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that amend- ments to paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 6902 of the education law made by section two of this act shall not affect the expiration or repeal of such subdivision and shall expire or be deemed repealed there- with.
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A03050 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          3050
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 22, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Higher Education
 
        AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  requiring  certain
          professionals to provide and the state education department to collect
          information  about  the  practice  of their professions; and repealing
          certain provisions of such law relating thereto
 
          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 6502-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 6502-a. Renewal of professional license, certification, or registra-
     4  tion.  1. This section shall apply to healthcare professionals licensed,
     5  certified, registered or authorized pursuant to this  title  other  than
     6  those  licensed or registered pursuant to article one hundred thirty-one
     7  of this title.
     8    2. In conjunction  with  and  as  a  condition  of  each  registration
     9  renewal,  the professionals described in subdivision one of this section
    10  shall provide to the department, and the department shall collect,  such
    11  information  and  documentation required by the department, in consulta-
    12  tion with the department of  health,  as  is  necessary  to  enable  the
    13  department  of  health  to  evaluate  access  to needed services in this
    14  state, including, but not limited to, the location and type  of  setting
    15  in  which the professional practices and other relevant information. The
    16  department of health, in consultation with the  department,  shall  make
    17  such  data  available  in  aggregate,  de-identified  form on a publicly
    18  accessible website.
    19    3. The dates by which the professionals described in  subdivision  one
    20  of  this section must comply with the requirements of subdivision two of
    21  this section shall be determined by  the  department  and  may  vary  by
    22  profession, to allow the development and refinement of necessary program
    23  features  and  to  allow  sufficient  advanced  notice to be provided to
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD06987-01-1

        A. 3050                             2
 
     1  affected professionals. The provisions of this section shall  be  effec-
     2  tive  only  if  and  for  so  long  as  an appropriation is made for the
     3  purposes of its implementation.
     4    §  2.  Paragraph (e) of subdivision 3 of section 6902 of the education
     5  law is REPEALED.
     6    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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