senate Bill S7398A

Signed By Governor
2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory continuing education for psychologists

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 21, 2018 signed chap.436
Dec 12, 2018 delivered to governor
Jun 11, 2018 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.53
substituted for a9072a
Jun 07, 2018 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1645
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 15, 2018 reported and committed to finance
Feb 09, 2018 print number 7398a
Feb 09, 2018 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 12, 2018 referred to higher education

Votes

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Jun 7, 2018 - Rules committee Vote

S7398A
25
0
committee
25
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 15, 2018 - Higher Education committee Vote

S7398A
17
0
committee
17
Aye
0
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 15, 2018

aye wr (1)
excused (1)

S7398 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9072
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7607, Ed L

S7398 - Summary

Requires a minimum of 36 hours of mandatory continuing education for psychologists to be completed every 3 years.

S7398 - Sponsor Memo

S7398 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7398

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2018
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  mandatory  continuing
  education for psychologists

  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  section  7607
to read as follows:
  §  7607.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION.  1.  (A) EACH PSYCHOLOGIST
REQUIRED UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE  DEPARTMENT
TO PRACTICE IN THIS STATE, SHALL COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS FOR MANDATO-
RY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS  (B)  AND  (C)  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION.
PSYCHOLOGISTS  WHO  DO  NOT  SATISFY  THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION
REQUIREMENTS SHALL NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE  MET  SUCH  REQUIREMENTS
AND  THEY  HAVE  BEEN  ISSUED  A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT THAT A
PSYCHOLOGIST MAY PRACTICE WITHOUT HAVING MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS IF HE  OR
SHE  IS ISSUED A CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO SUBDI-
VISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) EACH PSYCHOLOGIST SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING
EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  THE  TRIENNIAL  REGISTRATION PERIOD DURING
WHICH THEY ARE FIRST LICENSED. IN ACCORDANCE WITH  THE  INTENT  OF  THIS
SECTION,  ADJUSTMENT  TO THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION  REQUIREMENT
MAY BE GRANTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH THAT  ARE  CERTI-
FIED  BY  AN  APPROPRIATE  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, FOR EXTENDED ACTIVE
DUTY WITH THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, OR FOR OTHER GOOD CAUSE
ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT WHICH MAY PREVENT COMPLIANCE.
  (C) A PSYCHOLOGIST NOT ENGAGED  IN  PRACTICE,  AS  DETERMINED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT,  SHALL  BE  EXEMPT  FROM  THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION
REQUIREMENT UPON THE FILING OF A STATEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT DECLARING
SUCH STATUS. ANY LICENSEE WHO RETURNS  TO  THE  PRACTICE  OF  PSYCHOLOGY
DURING  THE  TRIENNIAL  REGISTRATION  PERIOD SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT
PRIOR TO REENTERING THE PROFESSION AND SHALL MEET SUCH CONTINUING EDUCA-

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

Co-Sponsors

S7398A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9072
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §7607, Ed L

S7398A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires a minimum of 36 hours of mandatory continuing education for psychologists to be completed every 3 years.

S7398A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7398A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7398--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 12, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. VALESKY -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed  to  the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --
  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and
  recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  mandatory  continuing
  education for psychologists

  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  section  7607
to read as follows:
  §  7607.  MANDATORY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION.  1.  (A) EACH PSYCHOLOGIST
REQUIRED UNDER THIS ARTICLE TO REGISTER TRIENNIALLY WITH THE  DEPARTMENT
TO PRACTICE IN THIS STATE, SHALL COMPLY WITH THE PROVISIONS FOR MANDATO-
RY  CONTINUING  EDUCATION PRESCRIBED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION,
EXCEPT AS SET FORTH IN PARAGRAPHS  (B)  AND  (C)  OF  THIS  SUBDIVISION.
PSYCHOLOGISTS  WHO  DO  NOT  SATISFY  THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION
REQUIREMENTS SHALL NOT PRACTICE UNTIL THEY HAVE  MET  SUCH  REQUIREMENTS
AND  THEY  HAVE  BEEN  ISSUED  A REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE, EXCEPT THAT A
PSYCHOLOGIST MAY PRACTICE WITHOUT HAVING MET SUCH REQUIREMENTS IF HE  OR
SHE  IS ISSUED A CONDITIONAL REGISTRATION CERTIFICATE PURSUANT TO SUBDI-
VISION THREE OF THIS SECTION.
  (B) EACH PSYCHOLOGIST SHALL BE EXEMPT FROM  THE  MANDATORY  CONTINUING
EDUCATION  REQUIREMENTS  FOR  THE  TRIENNIAL  REGISTRATION PERIOD DURING
WHICH THEY ARE FIRST LICENSED. IN ACCORDANCE WITH  THE  INTENT  OF  THIS
SECTION,  ADJUSTMENT  TO THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION  REQUIREMENT
MAY BE GRANTED BY THE DEPARTMENT FOR REASONS OF HEALTH THAT  ARE  CERTI-
FIED  BY  AN  APPROPRIATE  HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONAL, FOR EXTENDED ACTIVE
DUTY WITH THE ARMED FORCES OF THE UNITED STATES, OR FOR OTHER GOOD CAUSE
ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPARTMENT WHICH MAY PREVENT COMPLIANCE.
  (C) A PSYCHOLOGIST NOT ENGAGED  IN  PRACTICE,  AS  DETERMINED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT,  SHALL  BE  EXEMPT  FROM  THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION
REQUIREMENT UPON THE FILING OF A STATEMENT WITH THE DEPARTMENT DECLARING
SUCH STATUS. ANY LICENSEE WHO RETURNS  TO  THE  PRACTICE  OF  PSYCHOLOGY
DURING  THE  TRIENNIAL  REGISTRATION  PERIOD SHALL NOTIFY THE DEPARTMENT

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

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