Bill Text: NY A06389 | 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) 2019-06-14 - print number 6389a [A06389 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-A06389-Amended.html



                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________

                                         6389--A

                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                   IN ASSEMBLY

                                      March 7, 2019
                                       ___________

        Introduced  by M. of A. PEOPLES-STOKES, SOLAGES, GUNTHER, JOHNS, CROUCH,
          LIFTON, WALSH, THIELE, M. L. MILLER, BYRNE, JAFFEE,  ABINANTI,  SANTA-
          BARBARA,  ROMEO,  STIRPE,  GRIFFIN, LiPETRI, PALUMBO, BARCLAY, WRIGHT,
          RA, ZEBROWSKI, SCHMITT, RAIA, DiPIETRO, WALLACE -- Multi-Sponsored  by
          -- M. of A.  BRABENEC, BRONSON, HEVESI, KOLB, LALOR, MANKTELOW -- read
          once  and  referred  to the Committee on Higher Education -- committee
          discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
          to said committee

        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.
                                                                   LBD04744-02-9
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