|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 02, 2016||reported referred to codes|
|May 31, 2016||referred to higher education|
assembly Bill A10532
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
A10532 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Assembly Codes
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §§6501, 6510 & 6506, Ed L
A10532 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Relates to access to patient or client records in the investigation and prosecution of professional licensing and misconduct proceedings and summary suspension of professional licenses; creates a moral conduct requirement for criminal history records search for admission to a practice of a profession in this state; makes related provisions.
A10532 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 10532 I N A S S E M B L Y May 31, 2016 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. GLICK -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to access to patient or client records in the investigation and prosecution of professional licensing and misconduct proceedings and summary suspension of profes- sional licenses THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 6501 of the education law, as amended by chapter 81 of the laws of 1995, is amended to read as follows: S 6501. Admission to a profession (licensing) AND CRIMINAL HISTORY RECORDS SEARCH. 1. ADMISSION. Admission to practice of a profession in this state is accomplished by a license being issued to a qualified applicant by the education department. To qualify for a license an applicant shall meet the requirements prescribed in the article for the particular profession and shall meet the requirements prescribed in section 3-503 of the general obligations law. 2. MORAL CHARACTER REQUIREMENT. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF LAW OR REGULATION TO THE CONTRARY, TO QUALIFY FOR A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE OR TO BE A REGISTERED ENTITY UNDER THIS TITLE, AN APPLICANT FOR LICEN- SURE OR REGISTRATION AS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN REGULATIONS SHALL BE OF GOOD MORAL CHARACTER AS DETERMINED BY THE DEPARTMENT. 3. MANDATORY REPORTING OF CONVICTIONS AND PENDING CRIMINAL CHARGES AND ADVERSE EMPLOYMENT ACTIONS. A. ALL LICENSED PROFESSIONALS AS DEFINED BY THE COMMISSIONER IN REGU- LATION, SHALL BE REQUIRED TO REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS ANY RECORD OF A CONVICTION OF A CRIME AND/OR ANY PENDING CRIMINAL CHARG- ES. SUCH REPORTING REQUIREMENTS SHALL NOT APPLY FOR TRAFFIC VIOLATIONS, ACQUITTALS OR DISMISSED CHARGES. LICENSEES SHALL ALSO REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS ANY CHARGES OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT IN ANY JURISDICTION AND/OR ANY ADVERSE ACTIONS UNDERTAKEN BY A HOSPITAL, INSTITUTION OR EMPLOYER AS A RESULT OF THE LICENSEE'S PROFESSIONAL DUTIES. FAILURE OF A LICENSED PROFESSIONAL TO PROVIDE SUCH A REPORT TO THE DEPARTMENT WITHIN THIRTY DAYS OF THE ACTION, SHALL BE GROUNDS FOR EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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