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A04716 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    February 3, 2017
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  GOTTFRIED  --  read once and referred to the
          Committee on Health
        AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the use  of  fluo-
          roscopy by physician assistants
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Section 3501 of the public health law is amended by  adding
     2  a new subdivision 20 to read as follows:
     3    20.  "Fluoroscopy"  means an x-ray based technique that allows contin-
     4  uous real-time imaging of an instrument, dye,  or  body  part  during  a
     5  diagnostic  or treatment procedure so that location and movement of such
     6  instrument, dye, or body part can be detected and evaluated.
     7    § 2. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section  3502  of  the
     8  public  health  law,  as  added  by chapter 175 of the laws of 2006, are
     9  amended, and a new paragraph (e) is added to read as follows:
    10    (c) only persons licensed under this article shall practice  radiogra-
    11  phy,  radiation  therapy or nuclear medicine technology or use the title
    12  "radiographer,"  "radiologic  technologist,"  "radiation  therapist"  or
    13  "nuclear medicine technologist" or use the abbreviations LRT, RTT, LRTT,
    14  NMT, or LNMT with his or her name; [and]
    15    (d) notwithstanding paragraph (c) of this subdivision, quality control
    16  tests  and radiation therapy treatment planning may also be performed by
    17  individuals not licensed by this article[.]; and
    18    (e) a licensed physician assistant may engage in the use of fluorosco-
    19  py for guidance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; provided  that
    20  the  physician  assistant  has  successfully  completed  an  educational
    21  program consisting of at least forty hours of didactic and  forty  hours
    22  of clinical training with successful completion of a competency exam, as
    23  approved by the department.
    24    § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
    25  it shall have become a law; provided, however, that effective immediate-
    26  ly,  the  addition, amendment or repeal of any rule or regulation neces-
    27  sary for the implementation of this act on its effective date is author-
    28  ized and directed to be made on or before such effective date.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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