senate Bill S5355A

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Provides for the licensing of genetic counselors; creates the state board for genetic counseling

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 05, 2022 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 02, 2022 advanced to third reading
Apr 27, 2022 2nd report cal.
Apr 26, 2022 1st report cal.879
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 01, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 19, 2021 advanced to third reading
May 12, 2021 2nd report cal.
May 11, 2021 1st report cal.1029
Mar 08, 2021 print number 5355a
Mar 08, 2021 amend and recommit to higher education
Mar 02, 2021 referred to higher education

Votes

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Apr 26, 2022 - Higher Education committee Vote

S5355A
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Apr 26, 2022

May 11, 2021 - Higher Education committee Vote

S5355A
11
0
committee
11
Aye
0
Nay
0
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: May 11, 2021

S5355 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2151
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 142 §§7050 - 7056, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A5766
2011-2012: A5641
2013-2014: S2904, A3350
2015-2016: S4820, A5281
2017-2018: S1323, A2275
2019-2020: S6021, A278

S5355 - Summary

Provides for the licensing of genetic counselors; creates the state board for genetic counseling.

S5355 - Sponsor Memo

S5355 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5355
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- 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 licensing  of  genetic
   counselors
 
   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

   Section 1.  The education law is amended by adding a new  article  142
 to read as follows:
                                ARTICLE 142
                            GENETIC COUNSELING
 SECTION 7050. INTRODUCTION.
         7051. PRACTICE  OF  GENETIC  COUNSELING  AND  USE  OF  THE TITLE
                 "GENETIC COUNSELOR".
         7052. STATE BOARD FOR GENETIC COUNSELING.
         7053. REQUIREMENTS FOR A PROFESSIONAL LICENSE.
         7054. EXEMPT PERSONS.
         7055. LIMITED PERMITS.
         7056. SPECIAL PROVISIONS.
   § 7050. INTRODUCTION. THIS ARTICLE APPLIES TO THE LICENSING OF GENETIC
 COUNSELORS. THE GENERAL PROVISIONS  FOR  ALL  PROFESSIONS  CONTAINED  IN
 ARTICLE ONE HUNDRED THIRTY OF THIS TITLE APPLY TO THIS ARTICLE.
   §  7051.  PRACTICE OF GENETIC COUNSELING AND USE OF THE TITLE "GENETIC
 COUNSELOR". 1. THE "PRACTICE  OF  GENETIC  COUNSELING"  SHALL  MEAN  THE
 COMMUNICATION  TO AND EDUCATION OF CLIENTS, THEIR FAMILIES, OTHER HEALTH
 CARE PROFESSIONALS AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITH REGARD TO  GENETIC  TEST-
 ING,  INDIVIDUAL  FAMILY  HISTORIES,  OR OTHER GENETIC, PERSONAL MEDICAL
 HISTORY, AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH THE OCCURRENCE,  RISK
 OF  OCCURRENCE  OR  RECURRENCE,  OF A GENETIC OR HEREDITARY CONDITION OR
 BIRTH DEFECT.   A PRACTITIONER  OF  GENETIC  COUNSELING  SHALL  SEEK  TO
 PROMOTE  DECISION-MAKING  FOR  THEIR  CLIENT WHICH RESPECTS THE CLIENT'S

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00423-03-1

S5355A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2151
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 142 §§7050 - 7056, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: A5766
2011-2012: A5641
2013-2014: S2904, A3350
2015-2016: S4820, A5281
2017-2018: S1323, A2275
2019-2020: S6021, A278

S5355A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the licensing of genetic counselors; creates the state board for genetic counseling.

S5355A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5355A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  5355--A
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               March 2, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen. BRESLIN -- 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, in relation to licensing  of  genetic
   counselors

   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 in  response
 to  the  COVID-19  crisis  in  New York State, much more must be done to
 combat the continued threat to public health  and  safety  presented  by
 COVID-19 and future pandemics including identifying risk factors, devel-
 oping responses, and increasing access to treatment.
   The  legislature intends to build on the initial efforts of the execu-
 tive and legislature in responding to the COVID-19 crisis by recognizing
 the significant role genetic  counselors  play  in  identifying  genetic
 variants  through  predictive  testing, investigating underlying genomic
 susceptibilities and deciphering complex testing infrastructures, culmi-
 nating in the critical counseling of patients and educating other health
 care providers.
   The legislature finds that the state's mission to ensure  preparedness
 against  future  health  crises  through  data collection, research, and
 access to safe care will be advanced through the  licensure  of  genetic
 counselors  and  the active engagement of these uniquely trained practi-
 tioners and researchers in the making of informed personal  health  care
 decisions and the development of effective health care policies.
   §  2. The education law is amended by adding a new article 142 to read
 as follows:
                                ARTICLE 142
                            GENETIC COUNSELING
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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