Bill Text: NY A08058 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Includes certified first responders in a program relating to recertification of persons providing emergency medical care and removes the designation of such program as a pilot or demonstration program; and extends the effectiveness of certain provisions relating to recertification of persons providing emergency medical care.

Spectrum: Slight Partisan Bill (Democrat 11-7)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-18 - substituted by s6337a [A08058 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A08058-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
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                                         8058--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      May 31, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  SAYEGH,  GOTTFRIED,  COLTON, SIMON, SMULLEN,
          CROUCH, DeSTEFANO, SALKA, D'URSO, FRONTUS, ORTIZ, BYRNE,  BUTTENSCHON,
          COOK,  BARRON,  LUPARDO,  LAWRENCE  --  read  once and referred to the
          Committee on Health -- reported and referred to the Committee on  Ways
          and  Means -- reported and referred to the Committee on Rules -- Rules
          Committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as  amended  and
          recommitted to the Committee on Rules

        AN  ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to include certified
          first responders in a program relating to recertification  of  persons
          providing  emergency medical care and removing the designation of such
          program as a pilot or demonstration program; and to amend chapter  459
          of the laws of 1996, amending the public health law relating to recer-
          tification 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. Subdivision 2-b of section 3002 of the public  health  law,
     2  as  added  by  chapter  459  of  the laws of 1996, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    2-b. The  commissioner,  in  consultation  with  the  state  emergency
     5  medical  services  council, shall develop a [pilot] program [in at least
     6  six regions of the state (including the western  New  York  and  capital
     7  regions)] to allow certified first responders, emergency medical techni-
     8  cians  and  advanced  emergency  medical  technicians  who  have been in
     9  continuous practice, who  have  demonstrated  competence  in  applicable
    10  behavioral   and  performance  objectives,  and  who  have  demonstrated
    11  completion of appropriate continuing education, to renew  their  certif-
    12  ication  under  subdivision  two  of  this section without requiring the
    13  completion of a written examination. In implementing this  program,  the
    14  commissioner  shall contract with and use the standards established by a
    15  nationally  recognized  organization  that  certifies  certified   first

         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD13115-02-9

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     1  responders, emergency medical technicians and advanced emergency medical
     2  technicians.  [However,  no  pilot  program shall include employees of a
     3  municipal ambulance  service  in  cities  with  a  population  over  one
     4  million.]  Renewals  of  certification under the [demonstration] program
     5  shall be deemed equivalent to renewals under  subdivision  two  of  this
     6  section for purposes of this article.
     7    [Within  one year of developing the demonstration program and annually
     8  thereafter, the commissioner shall report  to  the  legislature  on  the
     9  impact  of the program on the quality of patient care, the effectiveness
    10  of the program in retaining certified emergency medical technicians  and
    11  advanced emergency medical technicians, and the feasibility of replacing
    12  the   state's   certification  program  with  a  national  certification
    13  program.]
    14    § 2. Section 2 of chapter 459 of the laws of 1996, amending the public
    15  health law relating to recertification of  persons  providing  emergency
    16  medical  care,  as  amended by section 26 of part D of chapter 57 of the
    17  laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall  expire  and  be
    19  deemed repealed July 1, [2019] 2021.
    20    §  3.  This act shall take effect immediately; provided, however, that
    21  the amendments to subdivision 2-b of section 3002 of the  public  health
    22  law  made by section one of this act shall not affect the repeal of such
    23  subdivision, and shall be deemed repealed therewith.
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