|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
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|Feb 19, 2014||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S6622
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S6622 - Details
S6622 - Summary
Establishes the direct support professional credential pilot program to assist and attract individuals into the field of direct support, advance direct support as a career and professionalize the field to promote workforce recruitment and retention efforts, while creating a career ladder; requires the office for people with developmental disabilities to administer such pilot program for three years; makes related provisions.
S6622 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S6622 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the direct support professional credential pilot program PURPOSE: The purpose of the bill is to establish a credential pilot program for the developmental disabilities sector direct support professionals to promote workforce recruitment and retention efforts and enhance competency in the field. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of the bill creates the direct support professional credential pilot program. The pilot, to be administered by the New York State Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD), will assess how a state recognized accredited credential program will foster a direct support workforce that demonstrates competency of complex skills and ethical decision making which yields a healthy and safe service delivery system. Section 2 of the bill establishes the effective date. JUSTIFICATION:
S6622 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6622 I N S E N A T E February 19, 2014 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop- mental Disabilities AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing the direct support professional credential pilot program THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 13.41 to read as follows: S 13.41 DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL PILOT PROGRAM. (A) THE OFFICE SHALL INITIATE A PROGRAM TO CONTINUE TO GAIN THE EXPER- TISE AND KNOWLEDGE OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WORKFORCE AND OF THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION NEEDS THROUGHOUT THE FIELD. THE OFFICE SHALL IMPLEMENT A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL PILOT PROGRAM TO ASSIST AND ATTRACT INDIVIDUALS INTO THE FIELD OF DIRECT SUPPORT, ADVANCE DIRECT SUPPORT AS A CAREER AND PROFESSIONALIZE THE FIELD TO PROMOTE WORKFORCE RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION EFFORTS, ADVANCE SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES, AND FURTHER ENSURE THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELL BEING OF INDIVIDUALS BEING SERVED. (B) THERE HEREBY IS CREATED THE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL PILOT PROGRAM WITHIN THE OFFICE TO ASSIST INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELD OBTAIN A CREDENTIAL IN THEIR FIELD OF EXPERTISE. (1) SUCH PILOT PROGRAM SHALL BE ADMINISTERED BY THE OFFICE FOR THREE YEARS. THE PILOT PROGRAM SHALL INCLUDE STATE-OPERATED FACILITIES AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT PROVIDERS, LICENSED AND CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE. THE PURPOSE OF THE PILOT PROGRAM SHALL BE TO ASSESS HOW THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A STATE ACCREDITED DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL: (A) PROMOTES RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION EFFORTS IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FIELD, NOTABLY THE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL POSITION; (B) ENHANCES COMPETENCE IN THE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES FIELD; (C) YIELDS QUALITY SUPPORTS AND SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES; AND (D) ADVANCES THE HEALTH AND SAFETY REQUIREMENTS SET FORTH BY THE STATE. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10817-04-4
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