senate Bill S3757

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to establishing a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities Committee


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Jan 08, 2020 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Feb 26, 2019 reported and committed to finance
Feb 13, 2019 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

Votes

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Feb 26, 2019 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

S3757
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Excused
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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: Feb 26, 2019

S3757 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2077
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health And Developmental Disabilities
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.44, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2017-2018 Legislative Session:
A10785

S3757 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to establishing a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals to assist and enhance the field of direct care support.

S3757 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3757 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3757

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 13, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health and Develop-
  mental Disabilities

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  establishing  a
  credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

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

  Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  section
13.44 to read as follows:
§ 13.44 DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL PILOT PROGRAM.
  (A)  WITHIN  THE  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED,  THE OFFICE SHALL IMPLEMENT A
PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALING PILOT PROGRAM TO ASSIST AND ENHANCE THE FIELD
OF DIRECT CARE SUPPORT.
  (B) THE PILOT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL BE SELECTED  BY  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  REGIONAL  OFFICES UNDER HIS OR HER
JURISDICTION AND THE REGIONAL CENTERS FOR WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION. SUCH
PILOT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY  STATE-
OPERATED  FACILITIES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE OFFICE AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT
PROVIDERS LICENSED AND/OR CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE. PILOT PROGRAM PARTIC-
IPANTS SHALL BE GEOGRAPHICALLY DISBURSED THROUGHOUT THE  STATE,  AND  AS
DETERMINED  BY THE COMMISSIONER, IN REGIONS OF THE STATE WITH THE GREAT-
EST NEED.
  (C) (1) WHEN IMPLEMENTING THE PILOT PROGRAM, THE OFFICE SHALL FOCUS ON
ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELD OF DIRECT SUPPORT BY ADVANCING INITI-
ATIVES THAT: (I) PROMOTE DIRECT SUPPORT WORK AS A CAREER, WITH  A  FOCUS
ON  CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT WITHIN THE PROFESSION,
(II) FURTHER PROFESSIONALIZE THE FIELD BY DEVELOPING ADVANCED SKILLS AND
COMPETENCIES, (III) PROMOTE THE HEALTH, SAFETY  AND  WELL-BEING  OF  THE
PEOPLE   BEING  SERVED,  AND  (IV)  ENHANCE  WORKFORCE  RECRUITMENT  AND
RETENTION EFFORTS, WITH A FOCUS ON  DIRECT  SUPPORT  PROFESSIONAL  POSI-
TIONS.

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

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