Regulations of the Commissioner

Part 79 - Regulation of Individual Profession

Subpart 79-19 Licensed Perfusionist


Effective, October 21, 2016

79-19.1 Professional study for licensed perfusionists. | 79-19.2 Licensing examination. | 79-19.3 Fees | 79-19.4 Limited permits. | 79-19.5 Special provisions.

§79-19.1 Professional study for licensed perfusionists.

  1. As used in this section, an acceptable accrediting body for perfusion education programs shall mean an organization acceptable to the department as a reliable authority for the purpose of accreditation of perfusion education programs at the postsecondary level, which applies its criteria for granting accreditation of programs in a fair, consistent, and nondiscriminatory manner.
  2. To meet the professional educational requirement for licensure as a perfusionist, the applicant shall present satisfactory evidence of:
    1. holding a baccalaureate or higher degree in perfusion awarded upon the successful completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree program in perfusion registered as leading to licensure pursuant to section 52.47 of this Title or accredited by an acceptable accrediting body for perfusion education programs, or a baccalaureate or higher degree program that is substantially equivalent to such a registered program as determined by the department; or
    2. both:
      1. holding a baccalaureate or higher degree awarded upon the successful completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree program; and
      2. completing a credit bearing certificate program in perfusion acceptable to the department which is accredited by an acceptable accrediting body for perfusion education programs or its equivalent as determined by the department; or
    3. completing, on or before October 20, 2018, a baccalaureate or higher degree and an accredited training program in perfusion acceptable to the department. Such training program must be accredited by an acceptable accrediting body for perfusion education programs but need not be a credit bearing program.

§79-19.2 Licensing examinations for licensed perfusionists.

  1. Content. The licensing examination shall consist of an examination designed to test knowledge, skills and judgment relating to all areas of perfusion, including, but not limited to, the basic science of perfusion, clinical applications of perfusion, and the practice of perfusion as defined in subdivision (3) of section 6630 of the Education Law.
  2. The department may accept a passing score on an examination determined by the department to be acceptable for licensure as a licensed perfusionist.

§79-19.3 Fees.

  1. Applicants shall pay a fee of $50 for an initial license and a fee of $150 for the first registration period.
  2. Licensees shall pay a fee of $150 for each triennial registration period.

§79-19.4 Limited permits.

As authorized by section 6635 of the Education Law, the department may issue a limited permit to practice perfusion in accordance with the requirements of this section.

  1. An applicant for a limited permit to practice as a licensed perfusionist shall:
    1. file an application with the department on a form prescribed by the department together with a fee of $105 for the limited permit;
    2. meet all the requirements for licensure as a licensed perfusionist, except the examination requirement; and
    3. practice as a perfusionist only under the supervision of a licensed perfusionist and pursuant to the order and direction of a physician.
  2. The limited permit in perfusion shall be valid for a period of not more than 12 months, provided that a limited permit may be extended for an additional 12 months at the discretion of the department for good cause as determined by the department. The time authorized by such limited permit and subsequent extension shall not exceed 24 months in total.

§79-19.5 Special provisions.

  1. An individual who meets the requirements for a license as a licensed perfusionist except for examination, experience and education and who meets the requirements enumerated under paragraphs (1) or (2) of this subdivision may be licensed without meeting additional requirements provided that such individual submits an application to the department on or before October 20, 2018:
    1. applicants may be licensed if they have been practicing as a perfusionist, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 6630 of the Education Law, for five years in the past ten years in an inpatient unit that provides cardiac surgery services in a hospital approved by the department of health or a substantially equivalent accrediting body acceptable to the State Committee for Perfusion and the department. At least three of such years of experience shall have occurred during the past five years; or
    2. applicants who possess certification from a national certification organization acceptable to the State Committee for Perfusion and the department may be licensed if they have been employed as a perfusionist, as defined in subdivision (3) of section 6630 of the Education Law, for three of the past five years.
Last Updated: October 14, 2016