assembly Bill A4188

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Includes the term "diagnosis" within the definition of the practice of mental health practitioners

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Feb 01, 2019 referred to higher education

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A4188 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8402, 8403, 8404 & 8405, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A7608
2015-2016: A4229
2017-2018: A2664

A4188 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Clarifies the authorization to practice for mental health practitioners; includes the term "diagnosis" within the definition of the practice of mental health practitioners.

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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