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Disclaimer: Sections from the Education Law, Rules of the Board of Regents or Regulations of the Commissioner of Education are presented below for general informational purposes as a public service. Although reasonable efforts have been made to ensure that these sections are current, complete, and accurate, the State Education Department does not warrant or represent that this information is current, complete, and accurate. The statutes, rules, and regulations are subject to change on a regular basis. Readers are advised to consult McKinney's Consolidated Laws of New York (West Publishing Corporation) and Title 8 of the Unofficial Version New York Codes, Rules and Regulations - Title 8 (8 NYCRR), published by the Department of State, and the State Register for the official exposition of the text of these statutes, rules and regulations, as well as for amendments and any subsequent changes or revisions thereto.

In addition to meeting all the applicable provisions of this Part, to be registered as a program recognized as leading to licensure as a licensed perfusionist, which meets the requirements of section 79-19.1 of this Title, the program shall:

  1. either:
    1. be a program in perfusion or a substantially equivalent program as determined by the department, which leads to a baccalaureate or higher degree; or
    2. be a credit bearing certificate program in perfusion acceptable to the department which ensures that each student holds a baccalaureate or higher degree;
  2. include course content in each of the following subjects or their equivalent as determined by the department:
    1. heart-lung bypass for patients undergoing heart surgery;
    2. long-term supportive extracorporeal circulation;
    3. monitoring of the patient undergoing extracorporeal circulation;
    4. autotransfusion; and
    5. special applications of the technology related to the practice of perfusion; and
  3. include a supervised clinical experience, which is appropriate to the practice of perfusion, as such practice is defined in subdivision (3) of section 6630 of the Education Law, and incorporates and requires performance of an adequate number and variety of circulation procedures.