A08115 Summary:

BILL NOA08115
 
SAME ASSAME AS S05066-A
 
SPONSORLifton
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 7105, Ed L
 
Clarifies the status of certain persons exempt from optometrist license requirements.
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A08115 Actions:

BILL NOA08115
 
06/03/2019referred to higher education
01/08/2020referred to higher education
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A08115 Committee Votes:

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A08115 Floor Votes:

There are no votes for this bill in this legislative session.
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A08115 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A8115
 
SPONSOR: Lifton
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to clarifying the status of certain persons exempt from optometrist license requirements   PURPOSE: This bill amends Section 7105 of the Education law to allow an optometry student to engage in clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed optometrist in pursuance of a program for the training of opto- metry, provided that the school of optometry has accreditation accepta- ble to the department.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill amends subdivision a of section 7105 of the education law to allow a student of optometry to do clinical work under the supervision of a licensed optometrist for the completion of an accredited of optome- try training, provided that the school of optometry has accreditation acceptable to the department.   JUSTIFICATION: Currently, optometry students are only permitted to be exempted from licensure laws to do supervised clinical work in New York if they have attended a school of optometry registered in the State of New York by the Department of Education. This requirement precludes any student who attended an accredited school of optometry outside of New York from participating in any clinical programs located in New York State. If the student has completed the required curriculum they should not be precluded from a clinical rotation position in New York based upon the location of the educational facility they attended. This is particular- ly difficult for those students who are residents of New York State and attended an out of state optometric school. The current statute would discourage residents from returning to their home state to perfect and hone their optometric abilities, making it more likely that they will take their skills to another state.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New bill in Assembly. 2017-18: S.6379 passed Senate 2015-16: S.2624 died in Higher Education Committee 2013-14: S.7820 died in Higher Education Committee   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None   EFFECTIVE DATE: The bill takes effect immediately.
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A08115 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                          8115
 
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
 
                   IN ASSEMBLY
 
                                      June 3, 2019
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced by M. of A. LIFTON -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Higher Education
 
        AN  ACT to amend the education law, in relation to clarifying the status
          of certain persons exempt from optometrist license requirements
 
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
 
     1    Section  1.  Subdivision  a  of  section 7105 of the education law, as
     2  added by chapter 987 of the laws of 1971, is amended to read as follows:
     3    a. A student in a school of optometry with accreditation acceptable to
     4  the department from engaging in clinical practice under the  supervision
     5  of a licensed optometrist or physician [in a school of optometry in this
     6  state registered by the department]; or
     7    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08877-06-9
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