senate Bill S7473

Enacts the skills for direct support professional jobs for the developmentally disabled act

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  • 23 / May / 2012
    • REFERRED TO MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
  • 30 / May / 2012
    • REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE

Summary

Enacts the skills for direct support professional jobs for the developmentally disabled act.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10675
Versions:
S7473
Legislative Cycle:
2011-2012
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง13.41, Ment Hyg L

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BILL NUMBER:S7473

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to enacting the "skills for
direct support professional
jobs for the developmentally disabled act"

PURPOSE:
The bill requires the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities
in consultation with the Department of Labor, the Department of
Education and any other office deemed appropriate to produce a report
regarding state workforce need projections and credential production
for direct support professional jobs for the developmentally disabled.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 amends mental hygiene law by adding a new section 13.4 to
report on workforce needs and credential production.
Section 2 makes the bill effective immediately.

EXISTING LAW:

JUSTIFICATION:
It has been reported by Clarence Sundram in the report commissioned by
Governor Andrew Cuomo that although there are currently hundreds of
thousands of persons in direct support jobs across all human services
systems there clearly does not exist programs of common validated
skill standards and/or competencies for direct support professional
support workers. This act will project the workforce needs of the
state in the Office of People with Developmental Disabilities and
exhibit workforce needs that are not being met by state degrees and
certificate production and identify institutions, public or private
that can address those workforce needs through new programs or
expansion of existing ones. Institutions of higher education, including
community colleges, the state university and the city university are
encouraged to use the report in master planning for course offerings.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:
None.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  7473

                            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

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law,  in  relation  to  enacting  the
  "skills  for  direct support professional jobs for the developmentally
  disabled act"

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

  Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "skills for
direct support professional jobs for the developmentally disabled act".
  S  2.  The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 13.41
to read as follows:
S 13.41 REPORT ON WORKFORCE NEEDS AND CREDENTIAL PRODUCTION.
  1. TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE WITHIN AVAILABLE RESOURCES AND SUBJECT TO
THE AVAILABILITY OF DATA CURRENTLY COLLECTED BY AND  ACCESSIBLE  TO  THE
OFFICE,  THE  OFFICE,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, THE
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND ANY OTHER ENTITY THE OFFICE DEEMS APPROPRI-
ATE, SHALL PRODUCE A REPORT REGARDING STATE WORKFORCE  NEED  PROJECTIONS
AND CREDENTIAL PRODUCTION. THE REPORT SHALL:
  (A) INDICATE THE STATE'S ANTICIPATED WORKFORCE NEEDS AND THE NUMBER OF
DEGREES,  CERTIFICATES,  AND  OTHER  CREDENTIALS THAT PUBLIC AND PRIVATE
INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER EDUCATION, PRIVATE  OCCUPATIONAL  SCHOOLS,  LOCAL
COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND AREA VOCATIONAL SCHOOLS EXPECT TO ISSUE;
  (B)  TO  THE  EXTENT  PROVIDED  BY SOURCES EXTERNAL TO THE DEPARTMENT,
INDICATE THE STATE'S ANTICIPATED NUMBER OF  DEGREES,  CERTIFICATES,  AND
OTHER  CREDENTIALS  THAT HIGH SCHOOL VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS, APPRENTICESHIP
PROGRAMS, AND OTHER PUBLIC OR PRIVATE WORKFORCE TRAINING PROGRAMS EXPECT
TO ISSUE;
  (C) IDENTIFY ANY WORKFORCE NEEDS, INCLUDING  AREAS  OF  SPECIALIZATION
WITHIN  A  PARTICULAR  VOCATION,  THAT  MAY NOT BE MET BY THE EDUCATION,
TRAINING, AND APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS;
  (D) IDENTIFY INSTITUTIONS, PUBLIC OR PRIVATE, THAT MAY MEET  PROJECTED
WORKFORCE NEEDS; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15883-03-2

S. 7473                             2

  (E)  PROMULGATE  RECOMMENDATIONS  FOR  A  MASTER  PLAN FOR A COURSE OF
STUDYING OFFERING.
  2.  THE OFFICE, BY JANUARY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN, SHALL PROVIDE
A COPY OF THE REPORT TO THE MENTAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE AND ASSEMBLY OR ANY SUCCESSOR COMMITTEE, AND  TO
THE GOVERNOR.
  3.  THE DEPARTMENT SHALL SEND THE REPORT TO EVERY PUBLIC POSTSECONDARY
GOVERNING BOARD IN THE STATE AND  SHALL  WORK  WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF
EDUCATION  TO PROVIDE THE REPORT TO THE STATE'S PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS,
NEW YORK CHARTER SCHOOLS AND NEW YORK PRIVATE  ELEMENTARY,  MIDDLE,  AND
HIGH SCHOOLS.
  S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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