senate Bill S4543

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory continuing education for social workers

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Jan 08, 2014 referred to higher education
Apr 10, 2013 referred to higher education

S4543 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4049A
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง7710, Ed L

S4543 - Summary

Relates to mandatory continuing education for master or licensed clinical social workers.

S4543 - Sponsor Memo

S4543 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4543

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 10, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  STEWART-COUSINS -- 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 social workers

  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  7710
to read as follows:
  S  7710.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING EDUCATION. 1. (A) EACH LICENSED MASTER
SOCIAL WORKER OR LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL  WORKER  REQUIRED  UNDER  THIS
ARTICLE  TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT TO PRACTICE IN THIS
STATE, SHALL COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS OF MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCA-
TION  REQUIREMENTS PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, EXCEPT
AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS (B) AND (C) OF THIS  SUBDIVISION.    LICENSED
MASTER  SOCIAL  WORKERS  OR  LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS WHO DO NOT
SATISFY THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS SHALL NOT  PRAC-
TICE  UNTIL THEY HAVE MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS, AND THEY HAVE BEEN ISSUED A
REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT THAT A LICENSED MASTER SOCIAL WORKER OR
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER MAY PRACTICE  WITHOUT  HAVING  MET  SUCH
REQUIREMENTS  IF  HE OR SHE IS ISSUED A CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIF-
ICATE PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) EACH LICENSED MASTER SOCIAL WORKER  OR  LICENSED  CLINICAL  SOCIAL
WORKER  SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRE-
MENT FOR THE TRIENNIAL REGISTRATION PERIOD DURING WHICH THEY  ARE  FIRST
LICENSED.  IN  ACCORDANCE WITH THE INTENT OF THIS SECTION, ADJUSTMENT TO
THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT MAY  BE  GRANTED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  FOR  REASONS  OF HEALTH THAT ARE CERTIFIED BY AN APPROPRIATE
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, FOR EXTENDED ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE ARMED FORCES
OF THE UNITED STATES, OR FOR OTHER GOOD CAUSE ACCEPTABLE TO THE  DEPART-
MENT WHICH MAY PREVENT COMPLIANCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD07626-03-3

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