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S04969 Summary:

BILL NOS04969B
 
SAME ASSAME AS A06092-B
 
SPONSORLAVALLE
 
COSPNSRADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, COMRIE, DEFRANCISCO, GALLIVAN, KENNEDY, LARKIN, LATIMER, PANEPINTO, PARKER, ROBACH, VALESKY
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 6732, Ed L
 
Provides that the abbreviation of "D.P.T." and title "doctor of physical therapy" may only be used by a person licensed or otherwise authorized by article 136 of the education law to practice physical therapy.
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S04969 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         4969--B
            Cal. No. 925
 
                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     April 27, 2015
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sens. LAVALLE, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, COMRIE, DeFRAN-
          CISCO, GALLIVAN, KENNEDY, LARKIN, LATIMER, PANEPINTO, PARKER,  ROBACH,
          VALESKY  --  read  twice  and  ordered printed, and when printed to be
          committed to the Committee on Higher Education --  reported  favorably
          from  said committee, ordered to first and second report, ordered to a
          third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retaining its  place  in
          the  order  of third reading -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher
          Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favora-
          bly from said committee, ordered to first and second  report,  ordered
          to  a  third  reading, passed by Senate and delivered to the Assembly,
          recalled, vote reconsidered, restored to third  reading,  amended  and
          ordered reprinted, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
        AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the practice of phys-
          ical therapy
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1. Section 6732 of the education law, as added by chapter 618
     2  of the laws of 1980, is amended to read as follows:
     3    § 6732. Practice of physical therapy and the use  of  title  "physical
     4  therapist".  Only  a  person licensed or otherwise authorized under this
     5  article shall practice physical therapy or use the title "physical ther-
     6  apist", "physiotherapist" or "mechanotherapist" or the  abbreviation  of
     7  "P.T."  in connection with his or her name or with any trade name in the
     8  conduct  of  his profession. Only a person licensed or otherwise author-
     9  ized under this article  to  practice  physical  therapy,  and  who  has
    10  obtained  a  doctorate  in physical therapy may use the title "doctor of
    11  physical therapy" or abbreviation "D.P.T." in connection with his or her
    12  name or with any trade name to indicate or  imply  that  the  person  is
    13  licensed or otherwise authorized to practice physical therapy.
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD09907-07-6
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