|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 31, 2022||reported and committed to finance|
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to disabilities|
|Mar 22, 2021||committee discharged and committed to disabilities|
|Feb 03, 2021||referred to mental health|
senate Bill S4346
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4346 (ACTIVE) - Details
S4346 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4346 SPONSOR: BROUK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To promote the direct support professional position in the intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) field with a focus on creating career opportunities within the profession. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The bill authorizes the NYS Office for People with Developmental Disa- bilities (OPWDD) to implement a professional credential pilot program for direct support professionals in the VDD field. The pilot will build on the use of existing core competencies, skills
S4346 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4346 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 3, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROUK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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. (2) SUCH INITIATIVES SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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