senate Bill S2900

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires mandatory continuing education for mental health practioners

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Jan 24, 2013 referred to higher education

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S2900 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3652
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §8412, amd §§8402, 8403, 8404 & 8405, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:
S7061, A10142

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

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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