senate Bill S6587

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for licensure of school psychologists

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Jan 28, 2016 referred to higher education

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S6587 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A420
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 166-A §§8720 - 8727, amd §§6507 & 7602, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6358, A418
2011-2012: S5676, A233
2013-2014: S2923, A3570
2017-2018: S692, A1132
2019-2020: S1423, S4340, A1182

S6587 (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.

S6587 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6587 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6587

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 28, 2016
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ORTT  --  read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law  and  the  social  services  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,
COGNITIVE   PROCESSES,  APTITUDES,    INTERESTS,  ACADEMIC  ACHIEVEMENT,
ADJUSTMENT, PERSONALITY FACTORS AND MOTIVATIONS,  OR  ANY  OTHER  ATTRI-

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD04126-01-5

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