senate Bill S7936

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Provides for the licensing of vision impairment specialists

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Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 26, 2016 referred to higher education

S7936 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10457
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 168 §§8900 - 8909; amd §§6503-a, 6507 & 6505-b, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L; amd §§1203, 1207 & 1301, Lim Lil L; amd §§121-1500 & 121-1502, Partn L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S3381, A3968
2019-2020: S4695, A6875
2021-2022: S3763, A5740

S7936 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the licensing of vision impairment specialists.

S7936 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7936 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7936

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 26, 2016
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, the social services law, the  limited
  liability  company  law  and  the  partnership law, in relation to the
  licensing of vision impairment  specialists;  and  providing  for  the
  repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof

  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 168 to
read as follows:
                               ARTICLE 168
                      VISION IMPAIRMENT SPECIALISTS
SECTION 8900. INTRODUCTION.
        8901. DEFINITIONS.
        8902. USE OF TITLES.
        8903. STATE BOARD FOR VISION IMPAIRMENT SPECIALISTS.
        8904. REQUIREMENTS FOR A LICENSE WITH  A  SPECIALIZATION  AS  AN
                ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY SPECIALIST.
        8905. REQUIREMENTS  FOR  A  LICENSE  WITH  A SPECIALIZATION AS A
                VISION REHABILITATION THERAPIST.
        8906. LIMITED PERMITS.
        8907. EXEMPT PERSONS.
        8908. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
        8909. SEPARABILITY.
  S 8900. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE PROFESSION OF VISION
IMPAIRMENT SPECIALISTS, AND PROVIDES FOR THE  LICENSING  OF  ORIENTATION
AND  MOBILITY  SPECIALISTS  AND  VISION  REHABILITATION  THERAPISTS. THE
GENERAL PROVISIONS FOR ALL PROFESSIONS CONTAINED IN ARTICLE ONE  HUNDRED
THIRTY OF THIS TITLE SHALL APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE.
  S 8901. DEFINITIONS. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS ARTICLE, THE FOLLOWING TERMS
SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
  1. THE PRACTICE OF "VISION IMPAIRMENT SPECIALIST" SHALL MEAN PROVIDING
ASSESSMENT AND EVALUATION OF, AND TRAINING FOR, PERSONS WHO ARE VISUALLY
IMPAIRED  WHEN SUCH ASSESSMENT, EVALUATION AND TRAINING INCORPORATES THE
FULL RANGE OF SPECIALIZED SKILLS AND TASKS SUBSUMED IN  THE  SPECIALIZA-
TIONS OF THE PROFESSION DEFINED IN THIS SECTION AS:  (A) ORIENTATION AND
MOBILITY  TRAINING, AND (B) VISION REHABILITATION THERAPY. SUCH SERVICES

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