senate Bill S6882

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to continuing education requirements for the profession of psychology

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 18, 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.883
Jan 05, 2022 referred to higher education
May 20, 2021 referred to higher education

S6882 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7607, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S5518, A3828

S6882 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires coursework in the area of diversity, equity and inclusion as part of continuing education requirements for the profession of psychology.

S6882 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6882 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                             I N  S E N A T E
                               May 20, 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, in relation to  continuing  education
   requirements for the profession of psychology
   Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 7607  of  the  education  law,  as
 added by chapter 436 of the laws of 2018, is amended to read as follows:
   2.  During each triennial registration period, an applicant for regis-
 tration as a psychologist shall complete a minimum of  thirty-six  hours
 of  acceptable  learning  activities,  a minimum of three hours of which
 shall be course work in the area of professional ethics,  including  the
 laws,  rules  and regulations for practice in New York, AND A MINIMUM OF
 EQUITY,  AND INCLUSION.   Any psychologist whose first registration date
 following the effective date of this  section  occurs  less  than  three
 years from such effective date, but on or after January first, two thou-
 sand twenty-one, shall complete continuing education hours on a prorated
 basis at the rate of one hour per month for the period beginning January
 first,  two thousand twenty-one up to the first registration date there-
 after. A psychologist who has not  satisfied  the  mandatory  continuing
 education  requirement  shall  not  be  issued  a triennial registration
 certificate by the department and shall not practice unless and until  a
 conditional  registration is issued as provided for in subdivision three
 of this section. Continuing education hours taken during  one  triennium
 may not be transferred to the subsequent triennium.
   §  2.  Subparagraph  (ii) of paragraph (b) of subdivision 3 of section
 7607 of the education law, as added by chapter 436 of the laws of  2018,
 is amended to read as follows:
   (ii)  "formal  courses  of learning" shall include, but not be limited
 to, collegiate level credit and non-credit courses, professional  devel-
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.


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