Senator Marty Golden sponsored the bill in the State Senate to support the volunteer effort necessary to the success of the Games by authorizing health care professionals licensed in other jurisdictions, and appointed by the 2011 World Police and Fire Games Federation, to practice in New York during the athletic events to be held from August 26 through September 5, 2011.

Assemblyman Peter Abbate (D-Brooklyn) was the Assembly sponsor and Governor Cuomo signed the bill into law on July 8, 2011.