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|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 24, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S2900
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S2900 - Details
S2900 - Summary
Requires thirty-six hours of mandatory continuing education for mental health practitioners during each triennial registration period; makes related provisions.
S2900 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2900 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to manda- tory continuing education for mental health practitioners and clarifies authorization to practice PURPOSE: The purposes of this bill are twofold. First, it requires each mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, psychoanalyst and creative arts therapist licensed in New York to undergo mandatory continuing education. Second, it amends the definitions of these professions to clarify that these individuals are qualified to diagnose within the practice of each profession. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is amended from section 8402 to section 8405 to include and define diagnosis within the practices of mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychoanalysis and creative arts therapy. Additionally, the education law is amended by adding a new section, 8412. § 8412-1: (a): Requires that each licensed mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, psychoanalyst, and creative arts therapist in New York complete continuing education during each triennial registration. These
S2900 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2900 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 24, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. ROBACH -- 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 mandatory continuing education for mental health practitioners and clarifies authorization to practice 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 section 8412 to read as follows: S 8412. MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION. 1. REQUIREMENT OF CONTINUING EDUCATION. (A) EACH LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERA- PIST, PSYCHOANALYST, AND CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST REQUIRED UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRACTICE IN THE STATE SHALL COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS SUBDIVISION. LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, PSYCHOANALYSTS AND CREATIVE ARTS THERAPISTS WHO DO NOT SATISFY THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS SHALL NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND THEY HAVE BEEN ISSUED A REGISTRA- TION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT THAT A LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, PSYCHOANALYST, AND CREATIVE ARTS THERA- PIST MAY PRACTICE WITHOUT HAVING MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS IF HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION. (B) EACH LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERA- PIST, PSYCHOANALYST, AND CREATIVE ARTS THERAPIST SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR THE TRIENNIAL REGIS- TRATION PERIOD DURING WHICH THEY ARE FIRST LICENSED. IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTENT OF THIS SECTION, ADJUSTMENT TO THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD07208-01-3
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