SCOPE OF PRACTICE BILL SIGNED INTO LAW
Governor Kathy Hochul has signed into law A6008E/S9449, a bill that the NYS Council has supported. The bill addresses clinical scope of practice issues impacting Article 163 practitioners (MHCs, MFTs and Psychoanalysts). Specifically, it 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.
Further details about the bill are available online here.