senate Bill S7472A

Requires the commissioner of developmental disabilities to define a career path for direct support professionals

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  • Introduced
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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
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  • 23 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 24 / May / 2012
    • AMEND (T) AND RECOMMIT TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 24 / May / 2012
    • PRINT NUMBER 7472A
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Requires the commissioner of the office for people with developmental disabilities to define a career path for direct support professionals.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10674
Versions:
S7472
S7472A
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง16.39, Ment Hyg L

Votes

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Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S7472A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to requiring the
commissioner of developmental disabilities
to define a career path for direct support
professionals

PURPOSE:
Amend mental hygiene law by adding a new section, 16.39 to create a
public workforce initiative to define a career path model for direct
support professionals

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
The commissioner, in conjunction with national and state experts,
shall create a public workforce initiative to define a career path
model for direct support professionals by blending best practice
learning initiatives including the University of Minnesota's College
of Direct Support and New York State Direct Support Competencies.

JUSTIFICATION:
New York State's system of services for individuals with developmental
disabilities have changed dramatically over the past decades, to one
that was institution-based to one which today supports thousands of
individuals in their home communities. With that change has come an
equally significant need for learning seminars on the trends of
developmentally disabled services toward competency based training,
the role and value of skill mentors, and facilitating direct support
professional portfolio development.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 7472--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 23, 2012
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. McDONALD -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities -- committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT  to  amend  the mental hygiene law, in relation to requiring the
  commissioner of developmental disabilities to define a career path for
  direct support professionals

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section
16.39 to read as follows:
  S 16.39 CAREER PATH FOR DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS.  NOTWITHSTANDING
ANY PROVISIONS OF LAW TO THE CONTRARY, THE COMMISSIONER, IN  CONJUNCTION
WITH  NATIONAL AND STATE EXPERTS, SHALL CREATE A PUBLIC WORKFORCE INITI-
ATIVE TO DEFINE A CAREER PATH MODEL FOR DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS  BY
BLENDING  BEST PRACTICE LEARNING INITIATIVES INCLUDING THE UNIVERSITY OF
MINNESOTA'S COLLEGE OF DIRECT SUPPORT AND NEW YORK STATE DIRECT  SUPPORT
PROFESSIONAL  COMPETENCIES.  FOR  PROVIDER ORGANIZATIONS, THE DEPARTMENT
SHALL CONDUCT ONE-DAY REGIONAL LEARNING SEMINARS ON THE TREND OF  DEVEL-
OPMENTALLY  DISABLED SERVICES TOWARD COMPETENCY BASED TRAINING, THE ROLE
AND VALUE OF SKILL MENTORS,  AND  FACILITATING  DIRECT  SUPPORT  PROFES-
SIONALS PORTFOLIO DEVELOPMENT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15977-03-2

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