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A07670 Summary:

BILL NOA07670
 
SAME ASSAME AS S07062
 
SPONSORSayegh
 
COSPNSRBarron, Ashby, Byrne
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd §2, Chap 459 of 1996
 
Makes permanent recertification of persons providing emergency medical care.
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A07670 Actions:

BILL NOA07670
 
05/19/2021referred to health
05/25/2021reported referred to ways and means
06/01/2021reported referred to rules
06/07/2021reported
06/07/2021rules report cal.501
06/07/2021substituted by s7062
 S07062 AMEND= RIVERA
 05/26/2021REFERRED TO HEALTH
 06/01/2021COMMITTEE DISCHARGED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/01/2021ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1425
 06/02/2021PASSED SENATE
 06/02/2021DELIVERED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/02/2021referred to ways and means
 06/07/2021substituted for a7670
 06/07/2021ordered to third reading rules cal.501
 06/07/2021passed assembly
 06/07/2021returned to senate
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A07670 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7670
 
SPONSOR: Sayegh
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend chapter 459 of the laws of 1996, amending the public health law relating to recertification of persons providing emergency medical care, in relation to the effectiveness thereof   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To make permanent the pilot program allowing an individual that is an emergency medical technician (EMT), Advanced EMT, EMT-Critical Care, or Paramedic to renew their certification without taking a traditional recertification course and the state examinations.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: This bill would make the existing pilot emergency medical service (EMS) recertification program permanent.   JUSTIFICATION: Many areas on the state have struggled to maintain an adequate number of skilled EMS providers. This pilot program, which began in 1997, was designed to ease the burden of recertification for skilled professionals and has been a valuable tool in helping recertify those serving in this crucial workforce. Currently over a third of eligible EMS providers are being recertified through this program. In 2019 the program was expanded to include certified first responders and EMS providers in New York City easing the recertification burdens on tens of thousands of EMS workers. In order to qualify for the program an EMS providers would have to be in continuous practice, be able to demonstrate competency, and complete the appropriate continuing medical education requirements. Additionally, there is verification of the education and competency of the EMS profes- sionals by local medical experts, as well as state audits of the program to ensure that New York's EMS providers continue to meet the high quali- ty standards that are needed for the important services they are provid- ing.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Legislation.   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: Immediately.
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A07670 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7670
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      May 19, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. SAYEGH -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Health
 
        AN  ACT  to  amend  chapter 459 of the laws of 1996, amending the public
          health law relating to recertification of persons providing  emergency
          medical care, in relation to the effectiveness thereof

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 459 of the laws of 1996, amending  the
     2  public health law relating to recertification of persons providing emer-
     3  gency  medical  care,  as  amended by chapter 87 of the laws of 2019, is
     4  amended to read as follows:
     5    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately [and shall expire  and  be
     6  deemed repealed July 1, 2021].
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD11293-02-1
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