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S07347 Summary:

BILL NOS07347
 
SAME ASNo Same As
 
SPONSORSKOUFIS
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 794 & 791, Gen Bus L; add 444-r, RP L
 
Authorizes continuing education courses for hearing aid dispensers and home inspectors to be completed online.
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S07347 Actions:

BILL NOS07347
 
08/25/2021REFERRED TO RULES
01/05/2022REFERRED TO CONSUMER PROTECTION
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S07347 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          7347
 
                               2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                     August 25, 2021
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen. SKOUFIS -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
          printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
        AN ACT to amend the general business law and the real property  law,  in
          relation  to  authorizing  certain  continuing education courses to be
          completed online

          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 794 of the general business law,
     2  as amended by chapter 301 of the laws of 2000, is  amended  to  read  as
     3  follows:
     4    1.  Prior  to the expiration of a certificate of registration and as a
     5  condition of renewal, each hearing aid dispenser registered pursuant  to
     6  subdivision  one  of  section seven hundred ninety of this article shall
     7  submit documentation showing successful completion of twenty  continuing
     8  education  credits through a course or courses approved by the secretary
     9  in consultation with the advisory board, or, in relation to audiologists
    10  licensed pursuant to article one hundred  fifty-nine  of  the  education
    11  law,  the  office  of  the professions in the education department. Such
    12  formal courses of learning shall include, but not be limited to,  colle-
    13  giate  level  of  credit in non-credit courses, professional development
    14  programs and technical sessions offered by  national,  state  and  local
    15  professional  associations  and  other  organizations  acceptable to the
    16  secretary and any other organized  educational  and  technical  programs
    17  acceptable   to  the  secretary.  The  secretary  may,  in  his  or  her
    18  discretion, and as needed to contribute to the health and welfare of the
    19  public, require  the  completion  of  continuing  education  courses  in
    20  specific   subjects  to  fulfill  this  mandatory  continuing  education
    21  requirement. Courses shall be taken  from  a  sponsor  approved  by  the
    22  secretary  pursuant to regulations promulgated pursuant to this section.
    23  Courses may be completed online, provided that such online course  meets
    24  the requirements of this section and is approved by the secretary.
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13079-01-1

        S. 7347                             2
 
     1    §  2.  Paragraph  (b)  of  subdivision 2 of section 791 of the general
     2  business law, as added by chapter 599 of the laws of 1998, is amended to
     3  read as follows:
     4    (b)  continuing education including but not limited to (i) the content
     5  of such course of study, (ii) the procedures for approval of such course
     6  of study [and],  (iii)  those  individuals  and  organizations  who  may
     7  permissibly  offer  such continuing education course or courses provided
     8  for in section seven hundred ninety-four of this article, and  (iv)  the
     9  format  of  such  course of study when such course is given in an online
    10  setting;
    11    § 3. The real property law is amended by adding a new section 444-r to
    12  read as follows:
    13    § 444-r. Continuing education. Continuing education  courses  required
    14  for  licensure  pursuant  to  section  four hundred forty-four-f of this
    15  article may be completed online provided that such course is approved by
    16  the secretary.
    17    § 4. This act shall take effect on the thirtieth day  after  it  shall
    18  have  become a law.  Effective immediately, the secretary of the depart-
    19  ment of state shall make regulations and take other  actions  reasonably
    20  necessary to implement this act on such date.
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