assembly Bill A8376

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to continuing education requirements for the profession of psychology

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
Oct 20, 2021 referred to higher education

A8376 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6882
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7607, Ed L

A8376 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires coursework in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion as part of continuing education requirements for the profession of psychology.

A8376 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   8376
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             October 20, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. FAHY -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to  continuing  education
   requirements for the profession of psychology
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 7607  of  the  education  law,  as
 added by chapter 436 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
   2.  During each triennial registration period, an applicant for regis-
 tration as a psychologist shall complete a minimum of  thirty-six  hours
 of  acceptable  learning  activities,  a minimum of three hours of which
 shall be course work in the area of professional ethics,  including  the
 laws,  rules  and regulations for practice in New York, AND A MINIMUM OF
 THREE HOURS OF WHICH SHALL BE IN COURSE WORK IN THE AREA  OF  DIVERSITY,
 EQUITY,  AND INCLUSION.   Any psychologist whose first registration date
 following the effective date of this  section  occurs  less  than  three
 years from such effective date, but on or after January first, two thou-
 sand twenty-one, shall complete continuing education hours on a prorated
 basis at the rate of one hour per month for the period beginning January
 first,  two thousand twenty-one up to the first registration date there-
 after. A psychologist who has not  satisfied  the  mandatory  continuing
 education  requirement  shall  not  be  issued  a triennial registration
 certificate by the department and shall not practice unless and until  a
 conditional  registration is issued as provided for in subdivision three
 of this section. Continuing education hours taken during  one  triennium
 may not be transferred to the subsequent triennium.
   §  2.  Subparagraph  (ii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section
 7607 of the education law, as added by chapter 436 of the laws of  2018,
 is amended to read as follows:
   (ii)  "formal  courses  of learning" shall include, but not be limited
 to, collegiate level credit and non-credit courses, professional  devel-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD11582-01-1