assembly Bill A5527A

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to approved courses of study or equivalent on-the-job experience for counselors

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  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Oct 08, 2021 signed chap.449
Sep 28, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 03, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.89
substituted for s361a
May 25, 2021 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse
delivered to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.121
rules report cal.121
reported
May 24, 2021 reported referred to rules
May 19, 2021 print number 5527a
May 19, 2021 amend and recommit to alcoholism and drug abuse
Feb 19, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse

Co-Sponsors

A5527 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S361
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5824
2019-2020: A9568, S1063

A5527 - Summary

Relates to requiring counselors to have certain courses of study or equivalent on-the-job experience including on providing trauma-informed, patient-centered care, referring individuals to appropriate treatments for co-occurring disorders, and sensitivity training.

A5527 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5527
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. WILLIAMS -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
 
 AN  ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to approved courses
   of study or equivalent on-the-job experience for counselors
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  1  of  subdivision (d) of section 19.07 of the
 mental hygiene law, as amended by section 5 of part I of chapter  58  of
 the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
   (1)  The  office shall establish minimum qualifications for counselors
 in all phases of delivery of services to persons and their families  who
 are  suffering  from  alcohol  and/or  substance  abuse  and/or chemical
 dependence and/or compulsive gambling that shall  include,  but  not  be
 limited  to,  completion  of  approved  courses  of  study or equivalent
 on-the-job experience  in  alcoholism  and  substance  abuse  counseling
 and/or counseling of compulsive gambling. SUCH APPROVED COURSES OF STUDY
 OR  EQUIVALENT ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE SHALL INCLUDE: PROVIDING TRAUMA-IN-
 FORMED, PATIENT-CENTERED  CARE;  TREATING  CO-OCCURRING  DISORDERS;  AND
 SENSITIVITY TRAINING. SUCH COURSES SHALL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED TO REFLECT
 EVOLVING  BEST  PRACTICES  IN  HARM  REDUCTION,  TREATMENT AND LONG-TERM
 RECOVERY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF THIS PARAGRAPH, SENSITIVITY TRAINING SHALL
 MEAN A FORM OF TRAINING WITH THE GOAL OF MAKING  PEOPLE  MORE  AWARE  OF
 THEIR OWN PREJUDICES AND MORE SENSITIVE TO OTHERS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03317-01-1


Co-Sponsors

A5527A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S361
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5824
2019-2020: A9568, S1063

A5527A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to requiring counselors to have certain courses of study or equivalent on-the-job experience including on providing trauma-informed, patient-centered care, referring individuals to appropriate treatments for co-occurring disorders, and sensitivity training.

A5527A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5527--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 19, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of A. WILLIAMS, FORREST -- read once and referred to
   the Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse  --  committee  discharged,
   bill  amended,  ordered  reprinted  as amended and recommitted to said
   committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to approved  courses
   of study or equivalent on-the-job experience for counselors
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Paragraph 1 of subdivision (d)  of  section  19.07  of  the
 mental  hygiene  law, as amended by section 5 of part I of chapter 58 of
 the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
   (1) The office shall establish minimum qualifications  for  counselors
 in  all phases of delivery of services to persons and their families who
 are suffering  from  alcohol  and/or  substance  abuse  and/or  chemical
 dependence  and/or  compulsive  gambling  that shall include, but not be
 limited to, completion  of  approved  courses  of  study  or  equivalent
 on-the-job  experience  in  alcoholism  and  substance  abuse counseling
 and/or counseling of compulsive gambling. SUCH APPROVED COURSES OF STUDY
 OR EQUIVALENT ON-THE-JOB EXPERIENCE SHALL INCLUDE: PROVIDING  TRAUMA-IN-
 FORMED,  PATIENT-CENTERED  CARE;  REFERRING  INDIVIDUALS  TO APPROPRIATE
 TREATMENTS FOR CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS; AND  SENSITIVITY  TRAINING.  SUCH
 COURSES SHALL BE UPDATED AS NEEDED TO REFLECT EVOLVING BEST PRACTICES IN
 HARM  REDUCTION,  TREATMENT  AND LONG-TERM RECOVERY. FOR THE PURPOSES OF
 THIS PARAGRAPH, SENSITIVITY TRAINING SHALL MEAN A FORM OF TRAINING  WITH
 THE  GOAL  OF  MAKING PEOPLE MORE AWARE OF THEIR OWN PREJUDICES AND MORE
 SENSITIVE TO OTHERS.
   § 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
 it shall have become a law.
 

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD03317-02-1