Senate Bill S1575

2023-2024 Legislative Session

Establishes a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee


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

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2023-S1575 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1441
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Add §13.44, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2023-2024 Legislative Session:
S1575, A1441

2023-S1575 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Establishes a credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals to assist and enhance the field of direct care support.

2023-S1575 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

2023-S1575 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                             
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1575
 
                        2023-2024 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 12, 2023
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  BROUK, HINCHEY, MANNION -- read twice and ordered
   printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabil-
   ities
 
 AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation  to  establishing  a
   credentialing pilot program for direct support professionals

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a  new  section
 13.44 to read as follows:
 § 13.44 DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIAL PILOT PROGRAM.
   (A)  WITHIN  THE  AMOUNTS  APPROPRIATED,  THE OFFICE SHALL IMPLEMENT A
 PROFESSIONAL CREDENTIALING PILOT PROGRAM TO ASSIST AND ENHANCE THE FIELD
 OF DIRECT CARE SUPPORT.
   (B) THE PILOT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL BE SELECTED  BY  THE  COMMIS-
 SIONER,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE  REGIONAL  OFFICES UNDER HIS OR HER
 JURISDICTION AND THE REGIONAL CENTERS FOR WORKFORCE TRANSFORMATION. SUCH
 PILOT PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS SHALL INCLUDE INDIVIDUALS EMPLOYED BY  STATE-
 OPERATED  FACILITIES UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE OFFICE AND NOT-FOR-PROFIT
 PROVIDERS LICENSED AND/OR CERTIFIED BY THE OFFICE. PILOT PROGRAM PARTIC-
 IPANTS SHALL BE GEOGRAPHICALLY DISBURSED THROUGHOUT THE  STATE,  AND  AS
 DETERMINED  BY THE COMMISSIONER, IN REGIONS OF THE STATE WITH THE GREAT-
 EST NEED.
   (C) (1) WHEN IMPLEMENTING THE PILOT PROGRAM, THE OFFICE SHALL FOCUS ON
 ASSISTING INDIVIDUALS IN THE FIELD OF DIRECT SUPPORT BY ADVANCING INITI-
 ATIVES THAT: (I) PROMOTE DIRECT SUPPORT WORK AS A CAREER, WITH  A  FOCUS
 ON  CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CAREER ADVANCEMENT WITHIN THE PROFESSION,
 (II) FURTHER PROFESSIONALIZE THE FIELD BY DEVELOPING ADVANCED SKILLS AND
 COMPETENCIES, (III) PROMOTE THE HEALTH, SAFETY  AND  WELL-BEING  OF  THE
 PEOPLE   BEING  SERVED,  AND  (IV)  ENHANCE  WORKFORCE  RECRUITMENT  AND
 RETENTION EFFORTS, WITH A FOCUS ON  DIRECT  SUPPORT  PROFESSIONAL  POSI-
 TIONS.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD04170-01-3
              

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