senate Bill S7761

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Makes care and services provided by licensed mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program

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Current Bill Status - Signed by Governor


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

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 24, 2022 signed chap.97
delivered to governor
Feb 14, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
Jan 31, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.315
substituted for a8702
Jan 24, 2022 referred to health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 18, 2022 ordered to third reading cal.135
Jan 11, 2022 referred to rules

S7761 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8702
Law Section:
Social Services Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §365-a, Soc Serv L (as proposed in S.6575 & A.6323)

S7761 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Makes care and services provided by licensed mental health counselors and marriage and family therapists eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program.

S7761 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7761 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   7761
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2022
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules
 
 AN ACT to amend the social services law, in relation to making care  and
   services  provided  by  licensed mental health counselors and marriage
   and family therapists eligible for coverage under the Medicaid program

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Paragraph  (gg)  of subdivision 2 of section 365-a of the
 social services law, as added by a chapter of the laws of 2021  amending
 the social services law relating to making care and services provided by
 licensed  mental  health  practitioners  eligible for coverage under the
 Medicaid program, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.  6575  and
 A.  6323, is amended to read as follows:
   (gg) care and services provided by mental health [practitioners] COUN-
 SELORS  AND  MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS licensed pursuant to article
 one hundred sixty-three of the education law acting within  their  scope
 of  practice,  where such services would otherwise be covered under this
 title. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to modify or  expand
 the  scope  of  practice of a mental health counselor[,] OR marriage and
 family therapist[, creative arts therapist  or  psychoanalyst]  licensed
 pursuant to article one hundred sixty-three of the education law.
   §  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
 manner as a chapter of the laws of 2021 amending the social services law
 relating to making care and services provided by licensed mental  health
 practitioners  eligible  for  coverage  under  the  Medicaid program, as
 proposed in legislative bills numbers S. 6575 and A. 6323, takes effect.
 
 
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05167-02-2


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