senate Bill S2141A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Licenses therapeutic recreation specialists

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 10, 2014 print number 2141a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 11, 2013 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S2141 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5303A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 156-A §§7950 - 7957, Ed L; amd §17-a, Chap 676 of 2002
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4561
2009-2010: S6252

S2141 - Summary

Relates to the licensure of therapeutic recreation specialists; defines terms; provides that "therapeutic therapy" or "therapeutic recreation" means a treatment service designed to restore, remediate, and rehabilitate a person's level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participate in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition; outlines methods for revocation of license (view more) authorizes reciprocity with other states.

S2141 - Sponsor Memo

S2141 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2141

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  LANZA  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the licensure of ther-
  apeutic recreation specialists; and to amend chapter 676 of  the  laws
  of 2002, amending the education law and the social services law relat-
  ing  to licensing mental health practitioners, in relation to prevent-
  ing prohibitions or limitations  on  the  activities  or  services  of
  certain persons

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article  156-A
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 156-A
                   THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALISTS
SECTION 7950. DEFINITIONS.
        7951. EVALUATION AND TREATMENT AUTHORIZATION.
        7952. PROHIBITION  ON  UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE; PROFESSIONAL IDEN-
                TIFICATION.
        7953. COERCION PROHIBITED.
        7954. ELIGIBILITY FOR LICENSURE.
        7955. RENEWAL OF LICENSE.
        7956. REVOCATION, SUSPENSION OR DENIAL OF LICENSURE.
        7957. RECIPROCITY.
  S 7950. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "BOARD" MEANS STATE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION LICENSURE BOARD.
  2.  "THERAPEUTIC  RECREATION  SPECIALIST"  MEANS  A PERSON LICENSED TO
PRACTICE RECREATIONAL THERAPY IN THE STATE.
  3. "RECREATIONAL THERAPY" OR "THERAPEUTIC RECREATION" MEANS  A  TREAT-
MENT  SERVICE DESIGNED TO RESTORE, REMEDIATE AND REHABILITATE A PERSON'S
LEVEL OF FUNCTIONING AND INDEPENDENCE IN  LIFE  ACTIVITIES,  TO  PROMOTE

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05473-02-3

Co-Sponsors

S2141A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5303A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 156-A §§7950 - 7957, Ed L; amd §17-a, Chap 676 of 2002
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S4561
2009-2010: S6252

S2141A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the licensure of therapeutic recreation specialists; defines terms; provides that "therapeutic therapy" or "therapeutic recreation" means a treatment service designed to restore, remediate, and rehabilitate a person's level of functioning and independence in life activities, to promote health and wellness as well as reduce or eliminate the activity limitations and restrictions to participate in life situations caused by an illness or disabling condition; outlines methods for revocation of license (view more) authorizes reciprocity with other states.

S2141A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2141A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2141--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 11, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens. LANZA, ADDABBO, CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Higher
  Education  --  recommitted  to  the  Committee  on Higher Education in
  accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 --  committee  discharged,  bill
  amended,  ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the licensure of ther-
  apeutic recreation specialists; and to amend chapter 676 of  the  laws
  of 2002, amending the education law and the social services law relat-
  ing  to licensing mental health practitioners, in relation to prevent-
  ing prohibitions or limitations  on  the  activities  or  services  of
  certain persons

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new article  156-A
to read as follows:
                              ARTICLE 156-A
                   THERAPEUTIC RECREATION SPECIALISTS
SECTION 7950. DEFINITIONS.
        7951. EVALUATION AND TREATMENT AUTHORIZATION.
        7952. PROHIBITION  ON  UNAUTHORIZED PRACTICE; PROFESSIONAL IDEN-
                TIFICATION.
        7953. COERCION PROHIBITED.
        7954. ELIGIBILITY FOR LICENSURE.
        7955. RENEWAL OF LICENSE.
        7956. REVOCATION, SUSPENSION OR DENIAL OF LICENSURE.
        7957. RECIPROCITY.
  S 7950. DEFINITIONS. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE,  THE  FOLLOWING
TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. "BOARD" MEANS STATE THERAPEUTIC RECREATION LICENSURE BOARD.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD05473-05-4

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