senate Bill S4346

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Establishes a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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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

Votes

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Jan 31, 2022 - Disabilities committee Vote

S4346
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Disabilities Committee Vote: Jan 31, 2022

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S4346 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A80
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.44, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2017-2018: A10785
2019-2020: S3757, A2077

S4346 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S4346 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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