The NYS Council tracks legislation and regulations of interest to our members and advocates on behalf our members, our communities, and the patients we serve.
For additional information on regulations, go to the NYS State Register.
During the 2023-24 Legislative Session, the following bills of interest to NYS Council members were acted upon by the Governor:
S993A HOYLMAN-SIGAL, Same as A4903 Kelles – Signed into Law on June 25, 2023
Relates to accessing substance use disorder services based on the individual’s gender identity or expression and preference.
S7492-B Stavisky/ A6697-B Fahy – Signed into Law on June 22, 2023
This bill would authorize out-of-state registered or practical nurses and physicians practicing in NY as of 5/22/23 under Executive Order 4 of 2021 to temporarily practice in New York State pending a determination on licensure by SED by filing an application and obtaining endorsement of the health facility, program or practice they are employed by.
During the 2021-22 Legislative Session, the following bills of interest to NYS Council members were acted upon by the Governor:
S.4817a/A.1141a – Signed into Law on November 12, 2021
Repeals the redundant new double filing requirement for 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.
S.1957-A/A.5719-A – Signed into Law on March 29, 2021
Expands access to Veterans Treatment Courts across New York State, allowing qualifying justice-involved veterans in counties that lack a Veterans Treatment Court to have their cases transferred into an existing Veterans Treatment Court in a neighboring county.
A7405 By Bronson, Harry B. – Signed into Law on June 24, 2021
Relates to extending certain exemptions for persons employed as mental health practitioners, psychologists and social workers.