|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 01, 2019||referred to higher education|
assembly Bill A4188
Current Bill Status - In Assembly Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
Robert J. Rodriguez
William A. Barclay
A4188 (ACTIVE) - Details
A4188 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4188 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N A S S E M B L Y February 1, 2019 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. DenDEKKER, CUSICK, RODRIGUEZ, THIELE, McDONOUGH, DiPIETRO, ABBATE, SANTABARBARA, COLTON, HEVESI, ORTIZ, BLANKENBUSH, RAIA, SIMON, PHEFFER AMATO, DICKENS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, BUCHWALD, GALEF, HAWLEY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to clarifying the author- ization to practice for mental health practitioners THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8402 of the education law, as added by chapter 676 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: 1. Definition of the practice of mental health counseling. The prac- tice of the profession of mental health counseling is defined as: (a) the evaluation, assessment, DIAGNOSIS, amelioration, treatment, modification, or adjustment to a disability, problem, or disorder of behavior, character, development, emotion, personality or relationships by the use of verbal or behavioral methods with individuals, couples, families or groups in private practice, group, or organized settings; [and] (b) the use of assessment instruments and mental health counseling and psychotherapy to identify, evaluate, DIAGNOSE and treat dysfunctions and disorders for purposes of providing appropriate mental health counseling services; AND (C) DIAGNOSIS IN THE CONTEXT OF LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELING PRACTICE IS THE PROCESS OF DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN SIMILAR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS, IMPAIR- MENTS AND DISABILITIES WITHIN A PSYCHOSOCIAL FRAMEWORK ON THE BASIS OF THEIR SIMILAR AND UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS CONSISTENT WITH ACCEPTED CLAS- SIFICATION SYSTEMS. § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 8403 of the education law, as added by chapter 676 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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