senate Bill S4347A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for licensure of school psychologists and establishes a pilot program of multi-tiered system of support to address the social and emotional needs of students

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 09, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 08, 2021 ordered to third reading cal.1635
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 26, 2021 print number 4347a
Apr 26, 2021 amend (t) and recommit to higher education
Feb 03, 2021 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

S4347 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A545
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 166-A §§8720 - 8727, amd §§6507, 6503-a & 7602, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6358, A418
2011-2012: S5676, A233
2013-2014: S2923, A3570
2015-2016: S4995, S6587, A420
2017-2018: S692, A1132
2019-2020: S1423, S4340, A1182

S4347 - Summary

Provides for the licensure of school psychologists; authorizes the use of the title "school psychologist" to licensed or exempt individuals; defines practice of school psychology; sets forth requirements for professional licensure (including educational attainment, experience, exam and fee) (view more) provides for issuance of limited permits under specified circumstances; identifies exempt persons.

S4347 - Sponsor Memo

S4347 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   4347
 
                        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 Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education  law  and  the  social  services  law,  in
   relation  to  the  practice  of  school psychology, and establishing a
   pilot program of multi-tiered system of support model of substance use
   prevention and intervention
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent and findings. The legislature finds that
 while significant steps have been taken through legislation to implement
 the  recommendations  of  executive  and  legislative task forces in the
 joint effort to combat the heroin and opioid crises in New  York  state,
 much  more  must  be  done  to  identify risk factors, develop community
 response and support strategies and to increase access to treatment.
   The legislature intends to build on the initial aggressive efforts  of
 the executive and legislative by recognizing the significant role mental
 and  behavioral  health  professionals  play  in identifying the warning
 signs of heroin and opioid addiction in our children and the maladaptive
 behaviors  that  lead  to  early  drug  use  and  ultimately  abuse  and
 addiction.  The  legislature  recognizes  that certified school psychol-
 ogists are uniquely  qualified  to  identify  the  risk  and  protective
 factors, coupled with adverse childhood experiences which constitute the
 drug  abuse  process.  However,  these  highly  trained  specialists are
 constrained to provide vital services to the school  setting  only.  The
 legislature  finds  that  the  state's mission to address the heroin and
 opioid crises in the state will be advanced  through  the  licensure  of
 school  psychologists  and  the  meaningful involvement of these trained
 practitioners in the development of a school and community based strate-
 gy of response and support.
   § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  article  166-A  to
 read as follows:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

Co-Sponsors

S4347A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A545
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 166-A §§8720 - 8727, amd §§6507, 6503-a & 7602, Ed L; amd §413, Soc Serv L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S6358, A418
2011-2012: S5676, A233
2013-2014: S2923, A3570
2015-2016: S4995, S6587, A420
2017-2018: S692, A1132
2019-2020: S1423, S4340, A1182

S4347A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the licensure of school psychologists; authorizes the use of the title "school psychologist" to licensed or exempt individuals; defines practice of school psychology; sets forth requirements for professional licensure (including educational attainment, experience, exam and fee) (view more) provides for issuance of limited permits under specified circumstances; identifies exempt persons.

S4347A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S4347A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  4347--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             February 3, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. BROUK, MARTUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher  Education
   --  committee  discharged,  bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended
   and recommitted to said committee
 
 AN ACT to amend the education  law  and  the  social  services  law,  in
   relation  to  the  practice  of  school psychology, and establishing a
   pilot program of a multi-tiered  system  of  support  to  address  the
   social and emotional needs of students
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Legislative intent and findings. The legislature finds that
 while significant steps have  been  taken  to  address  the  social  and
 emotional  needs  of students that have been intensified by the COVID-19
 pandemic, much more must be  done  to  identify  risk  factors,  develop
 community  response  and  support  strategies  and to increase access to
 mental health services.
   The legislature intends to build on the initial aggressive efforts  of
 the executive and legislative by recognizing the significant role mental
 and  behavioral  health  professionals  play  in identifying the warning
 signs of social and emotional distress in our children and the  maladap-
 tive behaviors that contribute to mental health crises and suicide.  The
 legislature  recognizes that certified school psychologists are uniquely
 qualified to identify the risk  and  protective  factors,  coupled  with
 adverse childhood experiences which contribute to the intensified mental
 health  needs in children during the isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
 However, these highly trained specialists  are  constrained  to  provide
 vital  services to the school setting only, despite many school psychol-
 ogists successfully working  with  students  virtually  outside  of  the
 school  setting  during the COVID-19 pandemic, a time when students were
 in great need of support.    The  legislature  finds  that  the  state's
 mission  to  address  the  ever-growing  social  and  emotional needs of
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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