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S04779 Text:

                           S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
       ________________________________________________________________________

                                         4779

                              2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                                   I N  S E N A T E

                                    April 15, 2015
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
         printed to be committed to the Committee on Labor

       AN ACT to amend the labor law, in relation to including certified  nurs-
         ing  assistants  in  provisions  of  law  relating  to restrictions on
         consecutive hours of work

         THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
       BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

    1    Section  1.  Paragraph  b of subdivision 1 of section 167 of the labor
    2  law, as added by chapter 493 of the laws of 2008, is amended and  a  new
    3  paragraph d is added to read as follows:
    4    b.  "Nurse"  shall  mean a registered professional nurse or a licensed
    5  practical nurse as defined by article one  hundred  thirty-nine  of  the
    6  education  law  who provides direct patient care, OR A CERTIFIED NURSING
    7  ASSISTANT AS DEFINED IN THIS SUBDIVISION.
    8    D. "CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT" SHALL MEAN A PERSON WHO HAS  SUCCESS-
    9  FULLY  COMPLETED  A  NURSE  AIDE  TRAINING  AND/OR COMPETENCY EVALUATION
   10  PROGRAM ADMINISTERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF  HEALTH  AND/OR  IS  CURRENTLY
   11  LISTED IN THE NURSE AIDE REGISTRY.
   12    S  2.  This  act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after it shall
   13  have become a law.




        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD01568-01-5
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