senate Bill S6018

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires certain non-licensed professionals to disclose information regarding risks

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Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Consumer Protection Committee


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Jan 03, 2018 referred to consumer protection
May 10, 2017 referred to consumer protection

S6018 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6262
Current Committee:
Senate Consumer Protection
Law Section:
General Business Law
Laws Affected:
Add §391-u, Gen Bus L; add §109-a, Exec L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4846, A7453

S6018 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires self-help practitioners to disclose information to clients regarding risks, to produce a risk management plan, and to create a registry within the department of state.

S6018 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6018 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6018

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 10, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. BONACIC -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Consumer Protection

AN ACT to amend the general business  law  and  the  executive  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring certain non-licensed professionals to disclose
  information regarding risks

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

  Section 1. The general business law is amended by adding a new section
391-u to read as follows:
  § 391-U. SELF-HELP PRACTITIONERS; REQUIREMENTS. 1. DEFINITIONS:
  (A) "SELF-HELP PRACTITIONER" MEANS A NON-LICENSED PROFESSIONAL, HIS OR
HER  AGENT  OR  EMPLOYEE, OR A NON-LICENSED COMPANY WHO IS OFFERING PAID
HELP TO A CLIENT THROUGH FINANCIAL, SPIRITUAL  OR  EDUCATIONAL  GUIDANCE
FOR THE SAKE OF IMPROVING PERSONAL AWARENESS, IDENTIFYING AND DEVELOPING
PERSONAL TALENT AND POTENTIAL, ENHANCING THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF A PERSON
AND/OR CONTRIBUTING TO THE REALIZATION OF PERSONAL ASPIRATIONS.
  (B)  "LARGE  PRINT  FORMAT"  SHALL MEAN A PRINTED FONT SIZE OF SIXTEEN
POINTS OR LARGER.
  (C) "LICENSED PROFESSIONAL" MEANS A PROFESSIONAL WHO CAN DEAL WITH ANY
RISK ASSOCIATED  WITH  EXERCISES  RELATED  TO  A  SELF-HELP  SERVICE  OR
SESSION.
  2. EVERY SELF-HELP PRACTITIONER THAT OFFERS SERVICES TO CLIENTS SHALL:
(A)  AT  THE  TIME  OF  EACH  INITIAL CONTRACT FOR SERVICES, PROVIDE THE
CLIENT WITH A COPY OF THE CONTRACT IN WHICH  A  DISCLOSURE  OF  RISK  IS
DISPLAYED  IN  LARGE PRINT FORMAT. SUCH DISCLOSURE OF RISK SHALL CLEARLY
EXPLAIN, IN PLAIN LANGUAGE, THAT WHAT THE RISKS ARE IN CONTRACTING  WITH
SUCH SELF-HELP PRACTITIONER; AND
  (B)  PRODUCE A COMPREHENSIVE RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN TO ENSURE THAT STEPS
WILL BE TAKEN AT EACH SERVICE  OR  SESSION  TO  PROVIDE  PROTECTION  FOR
CLIENTS  IN  THE  EVENT  THAT  THERE  IS A POTENTIAL RISK OF PHYSICAL OR
EMOTIONAL HARM. EVERY SELF-HELP PRACTITIONER SHALL  BE  RESPONSIBLE  FOR

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

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