A07213 Summary:

BILL NOA07213A
 
SAME ASSAME AS S08925
 
SPONSORFahy
 
COSPNSRByrne
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Add 6502-a, rpld 6902 sub 3 (e), Ed L
 
Requires certain professionals to provide and the state education department to collect information about the practice of their professions.
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A07213 Actions:

BILL NOA07213A
 
04/12/2019referred to higher education
01/08/2020referred to higher education
05/28/2020amend (t) and recommit to higher education
05/28/2020print number 7213a
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A07213 Committee Votes:

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A07213 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A07213 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A7213A
 
SPONSOR: Fahy
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring certain professionals to provide and the state education department to collect information about the practice of their professions; and repealing certain provisions of such law relating thereto   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:: This bill would require certain professionals to provide, and the State Education Department (SED) to collect, information about the practice of their professions.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:: Section 1: This bill would require professions certified, licensed, registered or authorized pursuant to Title 8 of education law, except those licensed or registered pursuant to article 131, to provide SED with information and documentation, as deemed necessary by SED, in consultation with the Department of Health (DOH), to enable DOH to eval- uate access to needed services in this state. The provisions of this act shall be effective only if and for so long as an appropriation is made for the purposes of its implementation. Section 2: Repeals Paragraph e of subdivision 3 of section 6902 of education law. Section 3: Provides the effective date.   JUSTIFICATION:: A research brief from October 2018 by the Center for Healthcare Work- force Studies (CHWS) found that the lack of data on New York's health- care workforce has limited the effectiveness of workforce development strategies and has resulted in major geographic healthcare disparities. The intent of this legislation is to provide a more accurate gauge of healthcare workforce demands in New York State. A research brief from October 2018 by the Center for Healthcare Work- force Studies (CHWS) found that for registered patient care nurse prac- titioners (NP) the concentration of NPs varies widely across New York's regions. The Finger Lakes region leads the State with 86.9 NPs per 100,000 people; while Hudson Valley trails behind with only 45.3 NPs per 100,000 people. In the same study CHWS found that 44.7% of NPs work in outpatient services while followed by the next largest demographic work- ing in inpatient services accounting for only 16.1%. These findings were replicated across medical specialties, demonstrating a clear need for a deeper understanding of the healthcare workforce so that New York may meet the state's healthcare needs. It is imperative that the state provides excellent workforce development data to fully equip the healthcare industry with accurate results so that appropriate action can be taken to bridge gaps in need for health- care professionals. This bill avoids creating a large administrative burden by requiring healthcare practitioners answer a short survey about how they use their license triennially in conjunction with their license renewal.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:: None   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS FOR STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS:: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE:: This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that amend- ments to paragraph of subdivision 3 of section 6902 of the education law made by section two of this act shall not affect the expiration or repeal of such subdivision and shall expire or be deemed repealed there- with.
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A07213 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         7213--A
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                     April 12, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  FAHY, BYRNE -- read once and referred to the
          Committee on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee on High-
          er Education in accordance with Assembly Rule 3, sec. 2  --  committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  education law, in relation to requiring certain
          professionals to provide and the state education department to collect
          information about the practice of  their  professions;  and  repealing
          certain provisions of such law relating thereto
 
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6502-a
     2  to read as follows:
     3    § 6502-a. Renewal of professional license, certification, or registra-
     4  tion. 1. This section shall apply to healthcare professionals  licensed,
     5  certified,  registered  or  authorized pursuant to this title other than
     6  those licensed or registered pursuant to article one hundred  thirty-one
     7  of this title.
     8    2.  In  conjunction  with  and  as  a  condition  of each registration
     9  renewal, the professionals described in subdivision one of this  section
    10  shall  provide to the department, and the department shall collect, such
    11  information and documentation required by the department,  in  consulta-
    12  tion  with  the  department  of  health,  as  is necessary to enable the
    13  department of health to evaluate  access  to  needed  services  in  this
    14  state,  including,  but not limited to, the location and type of setting
    15  in which the professional practices and other relevant information.  The
    16  department  of  health,  in consultation with the department, shall make
    17  such data available in  aggregate,  de-identified  form  on  a  publicly
    18  accessible website.
    19    3.  The  dates by which the professionals described in subdivision one
    20  of this section must comply with the requirements of subdivision two  of
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10964-02-0

        A. 7213--A                          2
 
     1  this  section  shall  be  determined  by  the department and may vary by
     2  profession, to allow the development and refinement of necessary program
     3  features and to allow sufficient  advanced  notice  to  be  provided  to
     4  affected  professionals.  The provisions of this section shall be effec-
     5  tive only if and for so  long  as  an  appropriation  is  made  for  the
     6  purposes of its implementation.
     7    §  2.  Paragraph (e) of subdivision 3 of section 6902 of the education
     8  law is REPEALED.
     9    § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
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