Bill Text: NY S04967 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Relates to the practice of applied behavior analysis; removes the requirement for a diagnosis from a person who is licensed or otherwise authorized to provide such diagnosis for persons with autism or related disorders.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-16 - PRINT NUMBER 4967A [S04967 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S04967-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         4967--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                    IN SENATE

                                      April 2, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by  Sens. SKOUFIS, BOYLE, BROOKS, GALLIVAN, HELMING, JACOBS,
          KAMINSKY, KENNEDY, MAY, METZGER, MONTGOMERY, RITCHIE, SAVINO,  TEDISCO
          -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to
          the  Committee  on  Higher  Education  --  committee  discharged, bill
          amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said  commit-
          tee

        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to applied behavior anal-
          ysis

          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:

     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 8802  of  the  education  law,  as
     2  added by chapter 554 of the laws of 2013, is amended to read as follows:
     3    1.  The  practice of applied behavior analysis by a "licensed behavior
     4  analyst" shall mean the design, implementation and evaluation  of  envi-
     5  ronmental  modifications,  using behavioral stimuli and consequences, to
     6  produce socially significant improvement in  human  behavior,  including
     7  the  use  of direct observation, measurement, and functional analysis of
     8  the relationship between environment and behavior, pursuant to a  [diag-
     9  nosis and] prescription or order from a person who is licensed or other-
    10  wise authorized to provide such [diagnosis and] prescription or ordering
    11  services  pursuant  to  a  profession  enumerated in this title, for the
    12  purpose of providing  behavioral  health  treatment  [for  persons  with
    13  autism and autism spectrum disorders and related disorders].
    14    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.



         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD04744-03-9
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