STATE OF NEW YORK
2021-2022 Regular Sessions
January 30, 2021
Introduced by Sen. STAVISKY -- 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 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.
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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5 law is REPEALED.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.