Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 03, 2024
referred to higher education
|Feb 09, 2023
referred to higher education
Senate Bill S4463
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Higher Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S4463 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S4463 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4463 SPONSOR: HELMING TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requirements for licensure of certain mental health practitioners and providing certain mental health practitioners authority to give diagnosis PURPOSE: To establish a pathway for current and future licensed mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and licensed psychoanalysts to diagnose by amending the requirements for licensure and developing a diagnosis privilege for those currently licensed who have satisfied certain requirements. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Section 8401 of the education law to establish a defi- nition for the term "diagnosis" for both licensed mental health counse- lors (LMHCs), marriage and family therapists, and licensed psycho-ana-
2023-S4463 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4463 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E February 9, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sens. HELMING, GALLIVAN -- 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 requirements for licensure of certain mental health practitioners and providing certain mental health practitioners authority to give diagnosis THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 2 of section 8402 of the education law, as added by chapter 676 of the laws of 2002, is amended to read as follows: 2. Practice of mental health counseling and use of the titles "mental health counselor" and "licensed mental health counselor". (A) Only a person licensed or exempt under this article shall practice mental health counseling or use the title "mental health counselor". Only a person licensed under this article shall use the title "licensed mental health counselor" or any other designation tending to imply that the person is licensed to practice mental health counseling. (B) MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS WHO HAVE OBTAINED THE DIAGNOSIS PRIVILEGE SET FORTH IN SECTION EIGHTY-FOUR HUNDRED TWO-A OF THIS ARTICLE MAY DIAG- NOSE MENTAL, EMOTIONAL, BEHAVIORAL, ADDICTIVE AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISOR- DERS AND DISABILITIES AND OF THE PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF ILLNESS, INJU- RY, DISABILITY AND IMPAIRMENT UNDERTAKEN WITHIN A PSYCHOSOCIAL FRAMEWORK. § 2. Paragraphs (b) and (c) of subdivision 3 of section 8402 of the education law, paragraph (b) as added by chapter 676 of the laws of 2002 and paragraph (c) as amended by chapter 130 of the laws of 2010, are amended to read as follows: (b) Education: Have received an education, including a master's or higher degree in counseling from a program registered by the department or determined by the department to be the substantial equivalent there- of, WHICH INCLUDES THE COMPLETION OF AT LEAST TWELVE CREDIT HOURS OF CLINICAL COURSES, in accordance with the commissioner's regulations. A EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD05541-01-3
Open Legislation is a forum for New York State legislation. All comments are subject to review and community moderation is encouraged.
Comments deemed off-topic, commercial, campaign-related, self-promotional; or that contain profanity, hate or toxic speech; or that link to sites outside of the nysenate.gov domain are not permitted, and will not be published. Attempts to intimidate and silence contributors or deliberately deceive the public, including excessive or extraneous posting/posts, or coordinated activity, are prohibited and may result in the temporary or permanent banning of the user. Comment moderation is generally performed Monday through Friday. By contributing or voting you agree to the Terms of Participation and verify you are over 13.
Create an account. An account allows you to sign petitions with a single click, officially support or oppose key legislation, and follow issues, committees, and bills that matter to you. When you create an account, you agree to this platform's terms of participation.