assembly Bill A10785A

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 08, 2018 print number 10785a
Jun 08, 2018 amend and recommit to codes
May 31, 2018 reported referred to codes
May 18, 2018 referred to mental health

A10785 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.44, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2077
2021-2022: A80

A10785 - Summary

Relates to establishing a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals to assist and enhance the field of direct care support.

A10785 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  10785

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 18, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Mental Health

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  establishing  a
  credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

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

  Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  section
13.44 to read as follows:
§ 13.44 DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL PILOT PROGRAM.
  (A)  WITHIN  THE  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED,  THE OFFICE SHALL IMPLEMENT A
PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALING PILOT PROGRAM TO ASSIST AND ENHANCE THE FIELD
OF DIRECT CARE SUPPORT.
  (B) THE PILOT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL BE SELECTED  BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  REGIONAL  OFFICES UNDER HIS OR HER
JURISDICTION AND THE REGIONAL CENTERS FOR WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION. SUCH
PILOT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY  STATE-
OPERATED  FACILITIES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE OFFICE AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT
PROVIDERS LICENSED AND/OR CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE. PILOT PROGRAM PARTIC-
IPANTS SHALL BE GEOGRAPHICALLY DISBURSED THROUGHOUT THE  STATE,  AND  AS
DETERMINED  BY THE COMMISSIONER, IN REGIONS OF THE STATE WITH THE GREAT-
EST NEED.
  (C) (1) WHEN IMPLEMENTING THE PILOT PROGRAM, THE OFFICE SHALL FOCUS ON
ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELD OF DIRECT SUPPORT BY ADVANCING INITI-
ATIVES THAT: (I) PROMOTE DIRECT SUPPORT WORK AS A CAREER, WITH  A  FOCUS
ON  CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT WITHIN THE PROFESSION,
(II) FURTHER PROFESSIONALIZE THE FIELD BY DEVELOPING ADVANCED SKILLS AND
COMPETENCIES, (III) PROMOTE THE HEALTH, SAFETY  AND  WELL-BEING  OF  THE
PEOPLE   BEING  SERVED,  AND  (IV)  ENHANCE  WORKFORCE  RECRUITMENT  AND
RETENTION EFFORTS, WITH A FOCUS ON  DIRECT  SUPPORT  PROFESSIONAL  POSI-
TIONS.
  (2) SUCH INITIATIVES SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (I)  A  CREDENTIALING AND EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR DIRECT SUPPORT PROFES-
SIONALS WHICH SHALL UTILIZE BEST PRACTICES INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED  TO
NEW  YORK  STATE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL COMPETENCIES, CERTIFICATION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets

A10785A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Codes
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.44, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A2077
2021-2022: A80

A10785A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals to assist and enhance the field of direct care support.

A10785A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                10785--A

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                              May 18, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Mental Health -- reported and  referred  to  the  Committee  on
  Codes  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended, ordered reprinted as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  establishing  a
  credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

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

  Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  section
13.44 to read as follows:
§ 13.44 DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL PILOT PROGRAM.
  (A)  WITHIN  THE  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED,  THE OFFICE SHALL IMPLEMENT A
PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALING PILOT PROGRAM TO ASSIST AND ENHANCE THE FIELD
OF DIRECT CARE SUPPORT.
  (B) THE PILOT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL BE SELECTED  BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  REGIONAL  OFFICES UNDER HIS OR HER
JURISDICTION AND THE REGIONAL CENTERS FOR WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION. SUCH
PILOT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY  STATE-
OPERATED  FACILITIES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE OFFICE AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT
PROVIDERS LICENSED AND/OR CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE. PILOT PROGRAM PARTIC-
IPANTS SHALL BE GEOGRAPHICALLY DISBURSED THROUGHOUT THE  STATE,  AND  AS
DETERMINED  BY THE COMMISSIONER, IN REGIONS OF THE STATE WITH THE GREAT-
EST NEED.
  (C) (1) WHEN IMPLEMENTING THE PILOT PROGRAM, THE OFFICE SHALL FOCUS ON
ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELD OF DIRECT SUPPORT BY ADVANCING INITI-
ATIVES THAT: (I) PROMOTE DIRECT SUPPORT WORK AS A CAREER, WITH  A  FOCUS
ON  CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT WITHIN THE PROFESSION,
(II) FURTHER PROFESSIONALIZE THE FIELD BY DEVELOPING ADVANCED SKILLS AND
COMPETENCIES, (III) PROMOTE THE HEALTH, SAFETY  AND  WELL-BEING  OF  THE
PEOPLE   BEING  SERVED,  AND  (IV)  ENHANCE  WORKFORCE  RECRUITMENT  AND
RETENTION EFFORTS, WITH A FOCUS ON  DIRECT  SUPPORT  PROFESSIONAL  POSI-
TIONS.
  (2) SUCH INITIATIVES SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:

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