A00810 Summary:

BILL NO    A00810 

SAME AS    No same as 

SPONSOR    Rosenthal

COSPNSR    

MLTSPNSR   

Amd S6713, Ed L

Relates to the provision of certain supportive services to veterinarians by
unlicensed persons working at animal shelters where services are provided under
the general supervision of a licensed veterinarian for animals and such
unlicensed person is a high school graduate who has received training from such
pound, shelter, society or association.
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A00810 Actions:

BILL NO    A00810 

01/09/2013 referred to higher education
01/08/2014 referred to higher education
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A00810 Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A00810 Memo:

BILL NUMBER:A810

TITLE  OF BILL:  An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
provision  of  certain  supportive  services   to   veterinarians   by
unlicensed  persons  working at animal shelters; and providing for the
repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this legislation is to
allow unlicensed persons who  receive  training,  to  work  in  animal
shelters,  to provide specified supportive veterinarian services where
knowledge of veterinary science is not required.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1 amends the subdivision 1  of
section 6713 of the education law.

Section 2 establishes the effective date.

JUSTIFICATION:  There  is  a  critical shortage of Licensed veterinary
technicians in New York State but enormous need for people to  perform
the  duties  of  these  technicians.  Work in animal shelters is often
emotionally taxing and financially limited and does not attract enough
licensed technicians to fill all the open positions in the shelters in
the state. The health and wellbeing of  all  shelter  animals  may  be
compromised  by the shortage of personnel. Many fundamental veterinary
support services can be effectively and safely performed by unlicensed
staff who are trained and supervised by a veterinarian where knowledge
of veterinary science is not a  prerequisite  to  provision  of  such,
services.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

A.7903 of 2011-2012

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Undetermined.

EFFECTIVE  DATE:  This  act  shall  take  effect  immediately.  Within
thisact, it is explained that the provisions will expire and be deemed
repealed on July 1, 2016.
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A00810 Text:

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

                                          810

                              2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                                 I N  A S S E M B L Y

                                      (PREFILED)

                                    January 9, 2013
                                      ___________

       Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  ROSENTHAL  --  read once and referred to the
         Committee on Higher Education

       AN ACT to amend the education law,  in  relation  to  the  provision  of
         certain  supportive  services  to  veterinarians by unlicensed persons
         working at animal shelters; and  providing  for  the  repeal  of  such
         provisions upon expiration thereof

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

    1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 6713  of  the  education  law,  as
    2  added  by  chapter  580 of the laws of 1987 and as designated by chapter
    3  542 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows:
    4    1. A. An unlicensed person may provide supportive services to a veter-
    5  inarian, including but not limited  to  administering  oral  or  topical
    6  medications,  incidental  to  and/or  concurrent  with such veterinarian
    7  personally performing a service or procedure, provided  such  supportive
    8  services do not require a knowledge of veterinary science.
    9    B.  AN  UNLICENSED  PERSON  MAY PROVIDE SUPPORTIVE SERVICES, INCLUDING
   10  PERFORMING DIAGNOSTIC TESTS, COLLECTING SAMPLES FOR TESTING AND ADMINIS-
   11  TERING INJECTIONS AND TREATMENTS PRESCRIBED OR  PROVIDED  IN  A  WRITTEN
   12  PROTOCOL  BY  A  LICENSED  VETERINARIAN,  WHERE  (I)  SUCH  SERVICES ARE
   13  PROVIDED UNDER THE GENERAL SUPERVISION OF A  LICENSED  VETERINARIAN  FOR
   14  ANIMALS  IN THE CUSTODY OF A MUNICIPAL OR NOT-FOR-PROFIT POUND, SHELTER,
   15  DULY INCORPORATED SOCIETY FOR THE  PREVENTION  OF  CRUELTY  TO  ANIMALS,
   16  HUMANE SOCIETY OR DOG OR CAT PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION; (II) SUCH PERSON IS
   17  A  HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE WHO HAS RECEIVED TRAINING FROM SUCH POUND, SHEL-
   18  TER, SOCIETY OR ASSOCIATION; (III) SUCH PERSON HAS  DEMONSTRATED  COMPE-
   19  TENCY AS DETERMINED BY A LICENSED VETERINARIAN TO PROVIDE THE SUPPORTIVE
   20  SERVICES; AND (IV) AFTER MAKING REASONABLE EFFORTS TO LOCATE THIS INFOR-
   21  MATION,  SUCH  POUND, SHELTER, SOCIETY OR ASSOCIATION HAS NOT DETERMINED
   22  THAT SUCH PERSON HAS BEEN CONVICTED OF VIOLATING ANY STATUTE,  STATE  OR

        EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                             [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                  LBD05029-01-3
       A. 810                              2

    1  LOCAL  REGULATION,  OR  LOCAL ORDINANCE, THE PRIMARY PURPOSE OF WHICH IS
    2  THE PREVENTION OR PUNISHMENT  OF  ANIMAL  NEGLECT,  ANIMAL  CRUELTY,  OR
    3  ANIMAL FIGHTING, OR THAT THERE ARE CHARGES OF ANY SUCH VIOLATION PENDING
    4  AGAINST  SUCH PERSON IN A COURT OF LAW. NOTHING IN THIS SECTION SHALL BE
    5  CONSTRUED TO AFFECT ANY REQUIREMENTS RELATED TO EUTHANASIA AS SET  FORTH
    6  IN ARTICLE TWENTY-SIX OF THE AGRICULTURE AND MARKETS LAW.
    7    S  2.  This act shall take effect immediately and shall expire July 1,
    8  2018 when upon such date the provisions of  this  act  shall  be  deemed
    9  repealed.
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