A08660 Summary:

BILL NOA08660A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07183-A
 
SPONSORGlick
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd S2, Chap 537 of 2008
 
Extends the expiration of provisions relating to a restricted dental facility license.
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A08660 Actions:

BILL NOA08660A
 
01/31/2014referred to higher education
03/18/2014reported
03/20/2014advanced to third reading cal.509
03/24/2014passed assembly
03/24/2014delivered to senate
03/24/2014REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
06/10/2014recalled from senate
06/10/2014RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
06/10/2014vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
06/10/2014amended on third reading 8660a
06/17/2014substituted by s7183a
 S07183 AMEND=A GOLDEN
 05/02/2014REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
 06/04/2014AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
 06/04/2014PRINT NUMBER 7183A
 06/16/2014COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/16/2014ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1407
 06/16/2014PASSED SENATE
 06/16/2014DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/16/2014referred to higher education
 06/17/2014substituted for a8660a
 06/17/2014ordered to third reading cal.509
 06/17/2014passed assembly
 06/17/2014returned to senate
 07/11/2014DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR
 07/22/2014SIGNED CHAP.172
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A08660 Floor Votes:

DATE:03/24/2014Assembly Vote  YEA/NAY: 136/0
AbbateYCurranYHawleyYMarkeyYQuartYSteckY
AbinantiYCusickYHeastieYMayerYRaYStirpeY
ArroyoYCymbrowitzERHennesseyYMcDonaldYRaiaYSweeneyY
AubryYDavilaYHevesiYMcDonoughYRamosYTediscoY
BarclayYDenDekkerYHikindYMcKevittYRiveraYTenneyY
BarrettYDinowitzYHooperYMcLaughlinYRobertsYThieleY
BenedettoYDiPietroYJacobsYMillerYRobinsonYTitoneY
BlankenbushYDupreyYJaffeeERMillmanYRodriguezYTitusY
BorelliYEnglebrightYJohnsYMontesanoYRosaYWalterY
BraunsteinYFahyYKatzYMorelleYRosenthalYWeinsteinY
BrennanYFarrellYKavanaghYMosleyYRozicYWeisenbergY
BrindisiYFinchYKearnsYMoyaYRussellYWeprinY
BronsonYFitzpatrickERKellnerYNojayYRyanYWrightY
Brook-KrasnyYFriendYKimYNolanYSaladinoYZebrowskiY
BuchwaldYGalefYKolbYOaksYSantabarbaraYMr. SpeakerY
ButlerYGanttYLalorYO'DonnellYScarboroughY
CahillYGarbarinoYLavineYOrtizYSchimelY
CamaraYGiglioYLentolYOtisYSchimmingerY
CerettoYGjonajYLiftonYPalmesanoYSepulvedaY
ClarkYGlickYLopezYPalumboYSimanowitzY
ColtonYGoldfederYLupardoYPaulinYSimotasER
CookYGoodellYLupinacciYPeoples-StokesYSkartadosY
CorwinYGottfriedYMageeYPerryYSkoufisY
CrespoYGrafYMagnarelliYPichardoYSolagesY
CrouchYGuntherYMalliotakisYPretlowYStecY

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A08660 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8660A
 
SPONSOR: Glick
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 537 of the laws of 2008, amending the education law relating to a restricted dental faculty license, in relation to extending the expiration of such chapter   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To grant licensure to foreign trained dentists who are employed as a full-time faculty member at a NYS dental school.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section one adds Section 6604-b of the Education Law to authorize the Education Department to issue a full-time faculty license under the following conditions. The dentist must be: * The dentist must be serving full-time on the faculty of one of New York state's five Academic Dental Centers (Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, New York University College of Dentistry, University at Buffalo School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Dental Medicine and The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Eastman Dental Center, all listed in the bill). * To be full-time the individual must devote at least 4 days per week to teaching, patient care, research or administration. * The restricted dental faculty license will only allow an individual to practice within the facilities or clinics of the dental school or at a clinic or facility that has an affiliation agreement with the school. The restricted license will be valid for a period of 3 years - the same period that a regular license is valid. * In order to qualify for the license an individual must have at least 6 years of pre-professional and professional education which includes the same course work required of a dentist licensed through the regular pathway. Even though it is a 6 year requirement compared to our 8, indi- viduals must have at least 4 years of dental education (same as US schools); the 6 year requirement is needed because a majority of Europe- an schools combine undergraduate and graduate training so that students who graduate from those programs have 6 years of education compared to our system of 8. * Individuals applying for a license must have at least 2 years of prac- tice experience or have completed a 2 year advanced training course. Thus a new graduate would not be eligible for the license. This is very similar to the requirement that foreign trained dentists would have to complete in order to obtain a regular license. * Individuals applying for the license must meet the same moral charac- ter requirements, continuing education and misconduct standards as a regular dentist. * Dental schools are required to provide the following notices to SED: 1) that a licensee has been hired, 2) annual notice indicating the licensee remains employed and 3) notice upon termination of full-time employment. * The licensee must also provide notice to SED upon termination of employment.   JUSTIFICATION: NYS dental schools are experiencing a shortage of faculty members. Many dental schools across the state report having open, fully funded faculty positions which they cannot fill. One reason for the difficulty in attracting faculty is the differential in salary between private practice and academia, which is approximately 4:1. Another reason is the overall number of faculty members who are reaching the age of retirement that need to be replaced in order to maintain the current level of instruction and care provided. There is a pool of highly qualified foreign trained dental educators and researchers that are interested and willing to come teach in NYS. In fact, many of these potential dental faculty members are serving in faculty positions at dental centers or are conducting NIH sponsored research in other states. However, upon learning they are ineligible for participation in faculty practice plans due to the lack of licensure they decline the offer to come and teach in NYS. Under current law, foreign dental trained faculty can teach under a limited permit but cannot practice dentistry. Licensure will allow foreign trained dental faculty to maintain their clinical skills and to treat patients in the dental clinic setting. In addition, treating patients will allow foreign trained faculty to supplement their income which helps to offset the differential in pay between private practice and academia. This bill would provide foreign trained dental faculty the limited priv- ilege of licensure but only if they are employed full-time in an academ- ic setting. In short, the full-time faculty license would only be valid while the foreign trained dentist is employed as a full-time faculty member by a NYS dental school. In addition, foreign trained faculty would be required to meet the same continuing education requirements as other dentists licensed to practice in NYS. Thus, this bill is precisely tapered to meet a specific problem in the recruitment of full-time faculty and is not a portal to opening a loophole for private practice dentistry by foreign trained dentists. Currently, every state that has a dental school, including Connecticut, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania, grant foreign trained dental faculty the full privilege of licensure while employed within the academic setting. The fact that NYS does not grant full licensure is putting NYS at a disadvantage in recruiting some of the most highly trained and well qualified dental faculty.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A08660 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         8660--A
                                                                Cal. No. 509
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                    January 31, 2014
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Higher Education -- passed by Assembly and delivered to the Senate,
          recalled from the Senate, vote  reconsidered,  bill  amended,  ordered
          reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading
 

        AN  ACT to amend chapter 537 of the laws of 2008, amending the education
          law relating to a restricted dental faculty license,  in  relation  to
          extending the expiration of such chapter
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 537 of the laws of 2008, amending  the
     2  education  law  relating  to  a  restricted  dental  faculty license, as
     3  amended by chapter 499 of the laws  of  2010,  is  amended  to  read  as
     4  follows:
     5    §  2.  This  act  shall  take effect February 1, 2009 and shall expire
     6  February 1, [2015] 2017 when upon such date the provisions of  this  act
     7  shall be deemed repealed; provided that the commissioner of education is
     8  authorized  to  promulgate  rules and regulations necessary to implement

     9  the provisions of this act prior to such effective  date;  and  provided
    10  further  that  any  restricted  dental  faculty license awarded prior to
    11  February 1, [2015] 2017 shall remain valid and effective until the expi-
    12  ration thereof.
    13    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13784-03-4
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