senate Bill S6431

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to extending certain exemptions for persons employed as mental health practitioners, psychologists and social workers

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Current Bill Status Via A7405 - Signed by Governor


  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 24, 2021 signed chap.159
Jun 17, 2021 delivered to governor
Jun 09, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.1698
substituted for s6431
Jun 09, 2021 substituted by a7405a
ordered to third reading cal.1698
committee discharged and committed to rules
Apr 28, 2021 referred to higher education

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S6431 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A7405
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§7605, 7706 & 8410, Ed L

S6431 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Extends for one year certain exemptions from professional licensure requirements for persons employed as mental health practitioners, psychologists and social workers in a program or service operated, regulated, funded, or approved by the department of mental hygiene, the office of children and family services, or a local governmental unit or social services district.

S6431 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6431 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6431
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                              April 28, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. BROUK, HARCKHAM -- 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  extending  certain
   exemptions  for  persons  employed  as  mental  health  practitioners,
   psychologists and social workers

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Subdivision 12 section 7605 of the education law, as added
 by section 2 of part Y of chapter 57 of the laws of 2018, is amended  to
 read as follows:
   12.  Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, noth-
 ing in this article shall be construed to prohibit or limit  the  activ-
 ities  or  services  provided  under  this  article by any person who is
 employed or who commences employment in a program or  service  operated,
 regulated,  funded, or approved by the department of mental hygiene, the
 office of children and family services, or a local governmental unit  as
 that  term  is  defined  in section 41.03 of the mental hygiene law or a
 social services district as defined in section sixty-one of  the  social
 services  law  on  or before [one year] TWO YEARS from the date that the
 regulations issued in accordance with section six of  [the]  PART  Y  OF
 chapter  FIFTY-SEVEN  of  the laws of two thousand eighteen [which added
 this subdivision] appear in the state register or are adopted, whichever
 is later. Such prohibitions or  limitations  shall  not  apply  to  such
 employees  for  as  long  as  they  remain  employed by such programs or
 services and whether they remain employed by the same or other employers
 providing such programs or services. Provided, however, that any  person
 who  commences employment in such program or service after such date and
 performs services that are restricted under this article shall be appro-
 priately licensed or authorized under this article. Each state oversight
 agency shall create and maintain a process to verify employment  history
 of individuals exempt under this subdivision.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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