senate Bill S7488

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Provides for the certification of psychologists to prescribe drugs

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May 15, 2014 referred to higher education

S7488 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7601-a, add §7601-b, Ed L

S7488 - Summary

Provides for the certification of psychologists to prescribe drugs.

S7488 - Sponsor Memo

S7488 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7488

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 15, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  YOUNG  -- 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  granting  licensed
  psychologists prescriptive authority

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

  Section 1. Section 7601-a of the education law, as  added  by  chapter
676 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows:
  S 7601-a. Definition of the practice of psychology. 1. The practice of
psychology  is the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation,
and modification of behavior for the purpose of preventing or  eliminat-
ing  symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior; enhancing interper-
sonal relationships, personal, group or organizational effectiveness and
work and/or life adjustment;  and  improving  behavioral  health  and/or
mental  health.  The practice includes, but is not limited to psycholog-
ical (including neuropsychological) testing and counseling;  psychoanal-
ysis;  psychotherapy;  the  diagnosis  and treatment of mental, nervous,
emotional, cognitive or behavioral disorders, disabilities, ailments  or
illnesses,  alcoholism,  substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct,
the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury or disa-
bility, psychological aspects of  learning  (including  learning  disor-
ders);  [and]  the  use  of  accepted  classification  systems;  AND THE
PRESCRIPTION OF APPROPRIATE DRUGS IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION SEVENTY-SIX
HUNDRED ONE-B OF THIS ARTICLE.  THE PRESCRIPTION OF DRUGS BY A  PSYCHOL-
OGIST  IS  AUTHORIZED  ONLY IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION
SEVENTY-SIX HUNDRED ONE-B OF THIS ARTICLE AND THE REGULATIONS PROMULGAT-
ED PURSUANT THERETO.
  2. The term "diagnosis and treatment" means the appropriate psycholog-
ical diagnosis and the ordering or providing of treatment  according  to
need. Treatment includes, but is not limited to counseling, psychothera-
py,  marital  or family therapy, psychoanalysis, and other psychological
interventions, including verbal, behavioral, or other appropriate  means
as  defined  in  regulations  promulgated  by  the commissioner; AND FOR

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15231-01-4

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