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TITLE....Authorizes health care professionals licensed in other jurisdictions and appointed by World Triathlon Corporation to practice in this state at a triathlon

07/10/15 DELIVERED TO GOVERNOR

07/13/15 SIGNED CHAP.79  

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                STATE OF NEW YORK

        ________________________________________________________________________

 

                                           601

 

                               2015-2016 Regular Sessions

 

                    IN SENATE

 

                                       (Prefiled)

 

                                     January 7, 2015

                                       ___________

 

 

Introduced by Sen. LITTLE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when     printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

 

AN ACT to authorize certain health care professionals licensed to

 

    practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in

 

    connection with an event sanctioned by the World Triathlon

 

    Corporation; and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon     expiration thereof

 

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

 

Section 1. Notwithstanding any inconsistent provision of law, any person who is licensed to practice as a physician, physician's assistant, massage therapist, physical therapist, chiropractor, dentist, optometrist, nurse, nurse practitioner or podiatrist in another state or territory, who is in good standing in such state or territory and who has been appointed by the World Triathlon Corporation to provide professional services at an event in this state sanctioned by the World Triathlon Corporation, may provide such professional services to athletes and team personnel registered to train at a location in this state or registered to compete in an event conducted under the sanction of the World Triathlon Corporation in the state without first being licensed pursuant to the provisions of title 8 of the education law. Such services shall be provided only during the time period specified by the World Triathlon Corporation.

 

    § 2. This act shall take effect July 22, 2015 and shall expire and be deemed repealed July 27, 2015.

 

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NEW YORK STATE SENATE

INTRODUCER'S MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT

submitted in accordance with Senate Rule VI. Sec 1

  

BILL NUMBER: S601          REVISED MEMO 01/15/2015

SPONSOR: LITTLE

 

TITLE OF BILL:  An act to authorize certain health care professionals

licensed to practice in other jurisdictions to practice in this state in

connection with an event sanctioned by the World Triathlon Corporation;

and providing for the repeal of such provisions upon expiration thereof

 

PURPOSE:

This legislation allows health care professionals to perform services at

the Ironman triathlon to be held on July 26, 2015 in Lake Placid, New

York.

 

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1- allows any person who is licensed to practice as a physician,

physician's assistant, massage therapist, physical therapist, chiroprac-

tor, dentist, optometrist, nurse, nurse practitioner or podiatrist in

another state or territory, who is in good standing with such state or

territory, and who has been appointed by World Triathlon Corporation to

provide professional services to competitors at this Ironman event.

 

Section 2- provides the effective date.

 

JUSTIFICATION:

The triathlon in Lake Placid is a one day 2.4-mile swim and 112-mile

bike ride which concludes with a 26 2-mile marathon. As this event is

physically taxing on the athlete, the health and safety of the partic-

ipants in the days before the event and especially during and after the

event are crucial. This legislation would allow licensed health care

professionals from other states who volunteer and are sanctioned by

World Triathlon Corporation to perform services for the athletes.

 

Especially important at Ironman events is the massage tent that is

available to the athletes following the race where muscle cramps and

minor aches and pains can be attended to. Without this immediate atten-

tion, many of these competitors would require further intensive medical

intervention. The average time an athlete spends in this area is approx-

imately seven minutes, which is not a formal massage treatment by any

means. To service the 1,500 athletes, licensed volunteers from other

states are necessary.

 

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

Legislation of this type has been passed by the Legislature in the past

for the Olympic Games in Lake Placid in 1980 and the Goodwill Games in

New York City in 1997 as well as for the 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005,

2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Ironman USA

triathlons in Lake Placid.

2014: Chapter 71

2013: Chapter 141

2012: Chapter 77

2011: Chapter 12

2010: Chapter 159

2009: Chapter 81

2008: Chapter 125

2007: Chapter 360

2006: Chapter 131

2005: Chapter 45

2004: Chapter 112

2003: Chapter 128

2002: Chapter 199

2001: Chapter 115

 

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None

 

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect July 22, 2015 and shall expire and be deemed

repealed July 27, 2015.

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