assembly Bill A7632

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to the practice of applied behavior analysis

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
May 05, 2017 referred to higher education


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A7632 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §8802, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2019-2020: A6389
2021-2022: A3523

A7632 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to the practice of applied behavior analysis; removes the requirement for a diagnosis and prescription or order from a person who is licensed or otherwise authorized to provide such diagnosis and prescription or ordering services in its definition.

A7632 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                               May 5, 2017

Introduced  by  M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES -- read once and referred to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to applied behavior anal-


  Section  1.  Subdivision  1  of  section 8802 of the education law, as
added by chapter 554 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
  1. The practice of applied behavior analysis by a  "licensed  behavior
analyst"  shall  mean the design, implementation and evaluation of envi-
ronmental modifications, using behavioral stimuli and  consequences,  to
produce  socially  significant  improvement in human behavior, including
the use of direct observation, measurement, and functional  analysis  of
the  relationship between environment and behavior[, pursuant to a diag-
nosis and prescription or order from a person who is licensed or  other-
wise  authorized  to provide such diagnosis and prescription or ordering
services pursuant to a profession enumerated  in  this  title,  for  the
purpose of providing behavioral health treatment for persons with autism
and autism spectrum disorders and related disorders].
  § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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