RESOURCE: Diagnostic Privilege

September 8, 2022

Chapter 230 of the Laws of 2022 establishes the requirements for the diagnostic privilege available to mental health counselors, marriage and family therapists, and psychoanalysts, effective June 24, 2024. The law requires an applicant for the privilege to be licensed and registered in New York and to demonstrate clinical content in the 60 semester-hour master’s (or higher) degree, and the completion of supervised experience in diagnosis and psychotherapy.

The Board of Regents adopted emergency regulations, effective July 12, 2022, to implement provisions of the law related to limited permits, authorized settings, and qualified supervisors. Public comments on those regulations may be submitted to until September 25, 2022.

The NYS Mental Health Counselors Association has created a website (or at least a web page on their site) that provides information regarding the recently enacted Diagnostic Privilege that is part of the Clinical Scope of Practice legislation that passed in June.

Here’s the web address: