BILL NO A06030B
SAME AS SAME AS S05155-A
SPONSOR Bing (MS)
COSPNSR Galef, Titus, Gunther, Clark, Lupardo, Magnarelli, Ramos, Spano,
Castro, Barron, Lavine, Linares, Zebrowski, Boyland, Weprin, Cahill
MLTSPNSR Colton, Cymbrowitz, Farrell, Hevesi, Hooper, Latimer, Lopez V,
McEneny, McKevitt, Miller J, Miller M, Millman, Paulin, Titone,
Add Art 49-A S4920, Pub Health L
Relates to the employment of persons to function as central sterile supply
personnel in hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers; provides exemptions for
people employed as central sterile supply personnel for ten or more years.
STATE OF NEW YORK
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
March 4, 2011
Introduced by M. of A. BING, GALEF, TITUS, GUNTHER, CLARK, LUPARDO,
MAGNARELLI, RAMOS, SPANO, CASTRO, BARRON, LAVINE, LINARES, ZEBROWSKI,
BOYLAND, WEPRIN, CAHILL -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. COLTON,
CYMBROWITZ, FARRELL, HOOPER, LATIMER, V. LOPEZ, McENENY, McKEVITT,
J. MILLER, M. MILLER, MILLMAN, PAULIN, TITONE, WEISENBERG -- read once
and referred to the Committee on Higher Education -- committee
discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
to said committee -- again reported from said committee with amend-
ments, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the employment of
persons to function as central sterile supply personnel in certain
The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-bly, do enact as follows:
1 Section 1. The public health law is amended by adding a new article
2 49-A to read as follows:
3 ARTICLE 49-A
4 CENTRAL STERILE SUPPLY PERSONNEL
5 Section 4920. Central sterile supply personnel.
6 § 4920. Central sterile supply personnel. 1. Definitions. For the
7 purposes of this section, the terms:
8 (a) "central sterile supply personnel" shall mean a person who
9 provides the services of decontamination, preparation, packaging, steri-
10 lization, and storage and distribution of reusable medical instrumenta-
11 tion or devices in healthcare facilities.
12 (b) "healthcare facility" shall mean a hospital as defined by subdivi-
13 sion one of section twenty-eight hundred one of this chapter or an ambu-
14 latory surgical center issued an operating certificate pursuant to arti-
15 cle twenty-eight of this chapter.
16 2. Certification. Central sterile supply personnel in a healthcare
17 facility shall be certified by the international association of health-
EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
 is old law to be omitted.
A. 6030--B 2
1 care central service materiel management (IAHCSMM) or the CBSPD national
2 certification exam; provided, however, that central sterile supply
3 personnel shall be certified within two years of the effective date of
4 this section, and may not continue to be employed beyond that period
5 without documentation that such employee is certified pursuant to this
7 3. Continuing education. (a) Certified central sterile supply person-
8 nel in a healthcare facility must complete twelve annual continuing
9 education credits to remain qualified for employment.
10 (b) A healthcare facility that employs a person as central sterile
11 supply personnel shall verify that such person meets the continuing
12 education requirements of paragraph (a) of this subdivision.
13 4. A healthcare facility shall supervise each person employed by such
14 healthcare facility to function as central sterile supply personnel
15 according to the healthcare facility's policies and procedures.
16 5. Any person employed as central sterile supply personnel for ten
17 years or more shall be exempt from the provisions of subdivision two of
18 this section; provided, however, such person shall not be exempt from
19 the continuing education requirement of subdivision three of this
20 section. This subdivision shall be enforced by the healthcare facility.
21 6. There shall be working relationships among medical staff, nursing
22 staff and central sterile supply personnel to assure that all patient
23 care needs are met.
24 7. Nothing in this article shall prohibit any healthcare practitioner
25 licensed under Title VIII of the public health service act from perform-
26 ing central sterile supply personnels' tasks or functions if the person
27 is acting within the scope of his or her license.
28 8. The department shall enforce the provisions of this article.
29 § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after
30 it shall have become a law, provided, however, that effective immediate-
31 ly, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule or regulation
32 necessary for the implementation of this act on its effective date are
33 authorized and directed to be made and completed on or before such
34 effective date.