senate Bill S361A

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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Current Bill Status Via A5527 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Actions

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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
Jun 03, 2021 substituted by a5527a
Jun 01, 2021 amended on third reading 361a
Jun 01, 2021 vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
returned to senate
recalled from assembly
Feb 09, 2021 referred to alcoholism and drug abuse
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.89
Jan 06, 2021 referred to alcoholism and substance abuse

Votes

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Jan 19, 2021 - Alcoholism and Substance Abuse committee Vote

S361
7
0
committee
7
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Committee Vote: Jan 19, 2021

Co-Sponsors

S361 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5527
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5824
2019-2020: S1063, A9568

S361 - 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.

S361 - Sponsor Memo

S361 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                    361
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. PERSAUD, PARKER -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Alcoholism  and
   Substance 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

S361A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5527
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §19.07, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: S5824
2019-2020: S1063, A9568

S361A (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.

S361A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S361A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  361--A
     Cal. No. 89
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                                (PREFILED)
 
                              January 6, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. PERSAUD, PARKER, HINCHEY -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Alcohol-
   ism and Substance Abuse -- reported  favorably  from  said  committee,
   ordered to first and second report, ordered to a third reading, passed
   by  Senate and delivered to the Assembly, recalled, vote reconsidered,
   restored to third reading, amended and  ordered  reprinted,  retaining
   its place in the order of third reading
 
 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.

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