Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 24, 2022||
|Jun 23, 2022||
delivered to governor
|Jun 02, 2022||
returned to senate
ordered to third reading rules cal.603
substituted for a6008e
|Jun 01, 2022||
referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.1800
committee discharged and committed to rules
|May 27, 2022||
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S9449Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - Signed by Governor
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2021-S9449 (ACTIVE) - Details
2021-S9449 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S9449 SPONSOR: BROUK TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to diagnostic privilege; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration ther- eof PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of this bill is to expand the scope of practice of mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts by establishing a privilege to diagnose and develop assessment-based treat- ment plans. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1. Defines "diagnosis" and "development of assessment-based treatment plans." Section 2. Establishes a process for eligible mental health counselors,
2021-S9449 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 9449 I N S E N A T E May 27, 2022 ___________ Introduced by Sen. BROUK -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to diagnostic privilege; and providing for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 8401 of the education law is amended by adding two new subdivisions 3 and 4 to read as follows: 3. "DIAGNOSIS" MEANS THE PROCESS OF DISTINGUISHING, BEYOND A GENERAL ASSESSMENT, BETWEEN SIMILAR MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, DEVELOP- MENTAL, AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS, IMPAIRMENTS, AND DISABILITIES WITHIN A PSYCHOSOCIAL FRAMEWORK ON THE BASIS OF THEIR SIMILAR AND UNIQUE CHARAC- TERISTICS CONSISTENT WITH ACCEPTED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS. 4. "DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT-BASED TREATMENT PLANS" MEANS THE DEVEL- OPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED PLAN OF PRIORITIZED INTERVENTIONS, THAT IS BASED ON THE DIAGNOSIS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE CLIENT, TO ADDRESS MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS, IMPAIRMENTS, AND DISABILITIES. § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 8401-a to read as follows: § 8401-A. DIAGNOSTIC PRIVILEGE. 1. FOR ISSUANCE OF A PRIVILEGE TO DIAGNOSE AND DEVELOP ASSESSMENT-BASED TREATMENT PLANS, AS DEFINED IN SECTION EIGHTY-FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS ARTICLE, THE APPLICANT SHALL FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT; (B) LICENSE: BE LICENSED AND REGISTERED AS A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR, MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, OR A PSYCHOANALYST IN THE STATE; (C) EDUCATION: VERIFY THE COMPLETION OF A SIXTY SEMESTER HOUR MASTER'S DEGREE OR HIGHER, OR THE CLOCK HOUR EQUIVALENT PROGRAM OF STUDY IN A PSYCHOANALYTIC INSTITUTE, THAT INCLUDES COMPLETION OF A CORE CURRICULUM WHICH INCLUDES AT LEAST TWELVE SEMESTER HOURS OR CLOCK HOUR EQUIVALENT OF CLINICAL COURSES THAT PREPARES THE APPLICANT TO DIAGNOSE AND DEVELOP ASSESSMENT-BASED TREATMENT PLANS ACCEPTABLE TO THE DEPART- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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