1. To qualify for registration as a specialist assistant, each person shall pay a fee of one hundred fifteen dollars to the department for admission to a department conducted examination, a fee of forty-five dollars for each reexamination and a fee of seventy dollars for persons not requiring admission to a department conducted examination and shall also submit satisfactory evidence, verified by oath or affirmation, that he or she:

Terms Used In N.Y. Education Law 6548

  • approved program: means a program for the education of specialist assistants which has been approved by the department. See N.Y. Education Law 6547
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.

(a) at the time of application is at least twenty-one years of age;

(b) is of good moral character;

(c) has successfully completed a four-year course of study in a secondary school approved by the board of regents or has passed an equivalency test; and

(d) has satisfactorily completed an approved program for the training of specialist assistants.

2. The department shall furnish to each person applying for registration hereunder an application form calling for such information as the department deems necessary and shall issue to each applicant who satisfies the requirements of subdivision one of this section a certificate of registration as specialist assistant in a particular medical specialty for the period expiring December thirty-first of the first odd-numbered year terminating subsequent to such registration.

3. Every registrant shall apply to the department for a certificate of registration. The department shall mail to every registered specialist assistant an application form for registration, addressed to the registrant’s post office address on file with the department. Upon receipt of such application properly executed, together with evidence of satisfactory completion of such continuing education requirements as may be established by the commissioner of health pursuant to section thirty-seven hundred eleven of the public health law, the department shall issue a certificate of registration. Registration periods shall be triennial and the registration fee shall be forty-five dollars.