senate Bill S4964

Signed By Governor
2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to the duration of limited permits for mental health practitioners

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Nov 13, 2013 signed chap.485
Nov 01, 2013 delivered to governor
Jun 17, 2013 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.673
substituted for s4964
Jun 17, 2013 substituted by a7138
May 23, 2013 advanced to third reading
May 22, 2013 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2013 1st report cal.673
May 02, 2013 referred to higher education

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S4964 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7138
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง8409, Ed L

S4964 - Bill Texts

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Relates to the duration of limited permits for mental health practitioners.

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BILL NUMBER:S4964

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the
duration of limited permits for metal health practitioners

PURPOSE:

This bill would extend limited permits issued by the State Education
Department (SED) for mental health practitioners

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

This bill standardizes the two year timeframe for limited permits
issued to all mental health practitioners and allows such limited
permits, at the discretion of SED, to be renewed for a maximum of two
additional one year periods.

JUSTIFICATION:

Graduates from programs leading to a license as one of the four mental
health practitioners (creative arts, marriage and family, mental
health counselors and psychotherapy) must acquire post graduate
experience under supervision in order to become licensed. Practice
under supervision is allowed via a limited permit which is issued by
the NYS Education Department. Graduates working under the permit have
a "limited" amount of time to acquire the necessary supervised hours.
If they are unable to secure the necessary hours within the required
timeframe, they are ineligible to become licensed. Currently, many
graduates seeking to be licensed as mental health practitioners are
struggling to maintain full time employment that provides the required
experience under a limited permit. This change to current law would
standardize the two year timeframe for limited permits issued to all
mental health practitioners and allow SED, under its discretion, to
renew a limited permit and greatly benefit those who have been
affected by the sluggish employment environment.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

New bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

Immediately

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

    S. 4964                                                  A. 7138

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                      S E N A T E - A S S E M B L Y

                               May 2, 2013
                               ___________

IN SENATE -- Introduced by Sen. LAVALLE -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion

IN  ASSEMBLY  --  Introduced  by  M.  of A. GLICK, BARRON, FAHY, JAFFEE,
  LAVINE, ROSA, LUPINACCI, RA -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to the duration of limit-
  ed permits for metal health practitioners

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

  Section  1.  Subdivision  2  of  section 8409 of the education law, as
amended by chapter 210 of the laws  of  2004,  is  amended  to  read  as
follows:
  2. Limited permits shall be for [one year, except that limited permits
for  mental  health  counseling  shall  be  for] two years; such limited
permits may be renewed, at the discretion of the department,  for  [one]
UP TO TWO additional ONE year PERIODS.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10181-01-3

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