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08-22-2022 Updated Legislative NYSSRS Activities

Bob Geiser and Cindy Close reviewed all of the ASRT recommended pending New York State Bills. Of the 31 Bills that were carried over from 2021, we determined that the following Bills required attention:

  • ·        S8869. A9974-AORN Mandatory Smoke evacuation Bills.
  • ·        Letters of Support sent to Governor Hochum, NYS Senators, and Assemblypersons. 5/26/22. Bils passed Senate and Assembly. A9974 currently in third reading before progressing  to Governor  Hochum for signature..
  • ·            S1591, A1837- Physician’s Assistants Fluoroscopy
  • ·         1/5/22- Both Bill sent  to Health Committee
  • §  S1319, A4358-Chiropractor extended scope of practice to include performing   radiographic procedures
  • ·         Reviewed, Letters of Opposition sent to Sponsors and Education Committee members and ACR.
  • ·         1/5/22 Both Bill referred to Higher Education Committee at this time. No responses received to date.
  • §  A3870-Front line health care workers Covid-19 educational grant.
  • ·         Reviewed, Letters of Supplementation naming radiologic technologists, sent to Sponsor and  Chair of Higher Education Committee
  • ·         Bill sent to Health Committee
  • §  S7371-Licensing naturopathic physicians to perform radiographic procedures
  • ·         Reviewed, Bob Geiser Communicated with Naturopathic Society. Was Assured that the Bill referred only to ordering exams, not performing exams
  • ·         Assumed neutral position

§  Federal Bill H.R. 3657, the Medicare Access to Radiology Care Act (MARCA)- allows Radiologic Assistants to bill Medicare for services.

·        Reviewed- Letter of Support sent to ASRT, adding NYSSRS to other entities in support- ASRT

A list of 2022 Legislation Bills in Albany that may Effect our Profession

Please contact us with your thoughts and concerns

2022 NYS Legislater Bills.xlsx

Bill A 3870 has passed the assembly and the senate and has been sent to the Govenor desk

for it to be  signed into law

Legislative Bill A 3870

Proposing  loan forgivness bill in Albany for Healthcare workers with a 4 year,  Bachelor's degree 

but excludes

Radiologic Technologists and Medical imaging specialists, Nuclear Medical Technologists, Radiation Therapists and  Radiologist Assistants

NYSSRS letter in respone is to have a wording change to included in the bill: 

Radiologic Technologists and Medical Radiologic imaging specialists, Nuclear Medical Technologists, Radiation Therapists and  Radiologist Assistants



Bill A 3870 as written:

Bill A3878 Loan Forgivness for Health Care Workers.pdf

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.


A. 1837 2

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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