Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|May 22, 2023||
reported and committed to finance
|Mar 13, 2023||
referred to disabilities
Senate Bill S5668
2023-2024 Legislative Session
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Finance Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2023-S5668 (ACTIVE) - Details
2023-S5668 (ACTIVE) - Summary
Establishes a direct support professional worker registry of persons who have successfully completed a direct support professional worker education or training program approved by the commissioner or the accrediting body of other states or federal authorities, including the military.
2023-S5668 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S5668 SPONSOR: MANNION TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a direct support professional worker registry PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to establish a direct support professional registry. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1 of this bill would: *provide definitions for relevant terms; *require the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities (OPWDD) to develop and maintain a direct support professional worker registry of persons who have successfully completed a direct support professional
2023-S5668 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 5668 2023-2024 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 13, 2023 ___________ Introduced by Sen. MANNION -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Disabilities AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to establishing a direct support professional worker registry THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 13.43 of the mental hygiene law, as added by chap- ter 209 of the laws of 2018, is renumbered section 13.44 and a new section 13.45 is added to read as follows: § 13.45 DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL WORKER REGISTRY. (A) AS USED IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS: (1) "PROVIDER" MEANS AN ENTITY OPERATING WITH A CERTIFICATE ISSUED BY THE COMMISSIONER PURSUANT TO SECTION 16.03 OF THIS TITLE. (2) "DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL WORKER" OR "WORKER" MEANS ANY PERSON ENGAGED IN OR APPLYING TO BECOME ENGAGED IN PROVIDING DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, AS DEFINED BY THE OFFICE IN REGULATION. (3) "REGISTRY" MEANS THE DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL WORKER REGISTRY. (4) "DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL WORKER EDUCATION OR TRAINING PROGRAM" OR "PROGRAM" MEANS A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES EDUCATION OR TRAINING FOR PERSONS TO MEET ANY REQUIREMENT ESTABLISHED BY THE OFFICE FOR DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL WORKER SERVICES, WHICH IS APPROVED BY THE OFFICE. (5) "SELF-DIRECTION PROGRAM" MEANS THE SELF-DIRECTION PROGRAM IMPLE- MENTED BY THE OFFICE PURSUANT TO 42 CFR 441 SUBPART M OR ANY SUCCESSOR REGULATION. (B) THE OFFICE SHALL DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFES- SIONAL WORKER REGISTRY OF PERSONS WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED A DIRECT SUPPORT PROFESSIONAL WORKER EDUCATION OR TRAINING PROGRAM APPROVED BY THE COMMISSIONER OR THE ACCREDITING BODY OF OTHER STATES OR FEDERAL AUTHORITIES, INCLUDING THE MILITARY. INFORMATION IN THE REGISTRY SHALL BE ACCESSIBLE ON THE OFFICE'S WEBSITE BY DIRECT SUPPORT PROFES- EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10170-02-3
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