assembly Bill A80

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to ways and means
May 11, 2021 reported referred to ways and means
Jan 06, 2021 referred to mental health

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A80 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S4346
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.44, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10785
2019-2020: A2077, S3757

A80 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A80 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    80
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced by M. of A. GUNTHER, BARRETT -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Mental Health
 
 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