A Bill has been introduced in  the NYS Assembly on January 21, 2021 to make a change in ARTICLE 35 to allow PA's to perform fluoroscopic exams




2021-2022 Regular Sessions


January 11, 2021


Introduced by M. of A. GOTTFRIED, BYRNE, DINOWITZ -- read once and referred to the Committee on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation to the use of fluoroscopy by physician assistants

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

1 Section 1. Section 3501 of the public health law is amended by adding

2 a new subdivision 20 to read as follows:

3 20. "Fluoroscopy" means an x-ray based technique that allows contin-

4 uous real-time imaging of an instrument, dye, or body part during a

5 diagnostic or treatment procedure so that location and movement of such

6 instrument, dye, or body part can be detected and evaluated.

7 § 2. Paragraphs (c) and (d) of subdivision 2 of section 3502 of the

8 public health law, as added by chapter 175 of the laws of 2006, are

9 amended, and a new paragraph (e) is added to read as follows:

10 (c) only persons licensed under this article shall practice radiogra-

11 phy, radiation therapy or nuclear medicine technology or use the title

12 "radiographer," "radiologic technologist," "radiation therapist" or

13 "nuclear medicine technologist" or use the abbreviations LRT, RTT, LRTT,

14 NMT, or LNMT with his or her name; [and]

15 (d) notwithstanding paragraph (c) of this subdivision, quality control

16 tests and radiation therapy treatment planning may also be performed by

17 individuals not licensed by this article[.]; and

18 (e) a licensed physician assistant may engage in the use of fluorosco-

19 py for guidance of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures; provided that

20 the physician assistant has successfully completed an educational

21 program consisting of at least forty hours of didactic and forty hours

22 of clinical training with successful completion of a competency exam, as

23 approved by the department.

24 § 3. This act shall take effect on the one hundred eightieth day after

25 it shall have become a law. Effective immediately, the addition, amend-

EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

[ ] is old law to be omitted.


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1 ment or repeal of any rules or regulations necessary for the implementa-

2 tion of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be

3 made on or before such effective date.

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