senate Bill S4995

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for licensure of school psychologists

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Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken


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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2016 recommit, enacting clause stricken
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
Apr 28, 2015 referred to higher education

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S4995 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 166-A §§8720 - 8727, amd §§6507 & 7602, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6358
2011-2012: S5676
2013-2014: S2923
2017-2018: S692
2019-2020: S1423, S4340

S4995 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the licensure of school psychologists; authorizes the use of the title "school psychologist" to licensed or exempt individuals; defines practice as a school psychologist; sets forth requirements for professional licensure (including educational attainment, experience, exam and fee) (view more) provides for issuance of limited permits under specified circumstances; identifies exempt persons.

S4995 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4995 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  4995

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             April 28, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. FLANAGAN -- 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 the practice of school
  psychology

  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 article 166-A
to read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 166-A
                            SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY
SECTION 8720. INTRODUCTION.
        8721. PRACTICE OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY AND USE OF THE TITLE "SCHOOL
                PSYCHOLOGIST".
        8722. DEFINITION OF THE PRACTICE OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY.
        8723. REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE.
        8724. BOUNDARIES OF PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCY.
        8725. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8726. EXEMPTIONS.
        8727. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
  S 8720. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION AND PRAC-
TICE OF SCHOOL  PSYCHOLOGY AND TO THE USE OF THE TITLE "LICENSED  SCHOOL
PSYCHOLOGIST".   THE GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL PROFESSIONS CONTAINED IN
ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS TITLE APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE.
  S 8721. PRACTICE OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY AND USE  OF  THE  TITLE  "SCHOOL
PSYCHOLOGIST".    ONLY  A  PERSON  LICENSED OR EXEMPT UNDER THIS ARTICLE
SHALL PRACTICE SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY  OR  USE  THE  TITLE  "LICENSED  SCHOOL
PSYCHOLOGIST".
  S  8722. DEFINITION OF THE PRACTICE OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY. THE PRACTICE
OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY IS:
  1. THE ASSESSMENT,  INCLUDING  PSYCHO-EDUCATIONAL,  DEVELOPMENTAL  AND
VOCATIONAL    ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION AND INTERPRETATION OF INTELLIGENCE,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10659-01-5

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