senate Bill S9449

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to required clinical education for certain mental health practitioners and other mental health professionals

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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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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 24, 2022 signed chap.230
Jun 23, 2022 delivered to governor
Jun 02, 2022 returned to senate
passed assembly
ordered to third reading rules cal.603
substituted for a6008e
Jun 01, 2022 referred to ways and means
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1800
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 27, 2022 referred to higher education

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S9449 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6008
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§8401, 8407, 8409 & 8410, add §8401-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A10142
2013-2014: A3652
2015-2016: A4219
2017-2018: A3436
2019-2020: A3888

S9449 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires clinical experience for certain mental health practitioners and other mental health professionals; allows such practitioners to make assessment-based treatment plans; makes related provisions.

S9449 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S9449 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   9449
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                               May 27, 2022
                                ___________
 
 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 diagnostic  privilege;
   and  providing  for  the  repeal of certain provisions upon expiration
   thereof
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. Section 8401 of the education law is amended by adding two
 new subdivisions 3 and 4 to read as follows:
   3. "DIAGNOSIS" MEANS THE PROCESS OF DISTINGUISHING, BEYOND  A  GENERAL
 ASSESSMENT,  BETWEEN  SIMILAR  MENTAL,  EMOTIONAL,  BEHAVIORAL, DEVELOP-
 MENTAL, AND ADDICTIVE DISORDERS, IMPAIRMENTS, AND DISABILITIES WITHIN  A
 PSYCHOSOCIAL  FRAMEWORK ON THE BASIS OF THEIR SIMILAR AND UNIQUE CHARAC-
 TERISTICS CONSISTENT WITH ACCEPTED CLASSIFICATION SYSTEMS.
   4. "DEVELOPMENT OF ASSESSMENT-BASED TREATMENT PLANS" MEANS THE  DEVEL-
 OPMENT OF AN INTEGRATED PLAN OF PRIORITIZED INTERVENTIONS, THAT IS BASED
 ON  THE  DIAGNOSIS AND PSYCHOSOCIAL ASSESSMENT OF THE CLIENT, TO ADDRESS
 MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, DEVELOPMENTAL, AND  ADDICTIVE  DISORDERS,
 IMPAIRMENTS, AND DISABILITIES.
   §  2.  The  education law is amended by adding a new section 8401-a to
 read as follows:
   § 8401-A. DIAGNOSTIC PRIVILEGE. 1. FOR  ISSUANCE  OF  A  PRIVILEGE  TO
 DIAGNOSE  AND  DEVELOP  ASSESSMENT-BASED  TREATMENT PLANS, AS DEFINED IN
 SECTION EIGHTY-FOUR HUNDRED ONE OF THIS  ARTICLE,  THE  APPLICANT  SHALL
 FULFILL THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS:
   (A) APPLICATION: FILE AN APPLICATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT;
   (B)  LICENSE: BE LICENSED AND REGISTERED AS A MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELOR,
 MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPIST, OR A PSYCHOANALYST IN THE STATE;
   (C) EDUCATION:   VERIFY  THE  COMPLETION  OF  A  SIXTY  SEMESTER  HOUR
 MASTER'S DEGREE OR HIGHER, OR THE CLOCK HOUR EQUIVALENT PROGRAM OF STUDY
 IN  A  PSYCHOANALYTIC  INSTITUTE,  THAT  INCLUDES  COMPLETION  OF A CORE
 CURRICULUM WHICH INCLUDES AT LEAST TWELVE SEMESTER HOURS OR  CLOCK  HOUR
 EQUIVALENT  OF  CLINICAL COURSES THAT PREPARES THE APPLICANT TO DIAGNOSE
 AND DEVELOP ASSESSMENT-BASED TREATMENT PLANS ACCEPTABLE TO  THE  DEPART-
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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