Proposed Agenda

State Board for Mental Health Practitioners


NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions

State Education Building, Room 201
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY

Friday, May 21, 2010 ยท 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


  1. Welcome and Review of Agenda
  2. Review of Minutes February 5, 2010 State Board Meeting
  3. Executive Secretary Report
    1. Governor's proposed budget State Fiscal Year 2010-2011
    2. Update on restoring the Office of the Professions (waivers and furloughs)
    3. SOMOS 23rd Annual Spring Conference—Roundtable on Veterans Mental Health
    4. Proposed emergency regulations in social work
  4. Proposed Regulations Related to the Mental Health Professions
    1. Experience, permit and endorsement for mental health counselors
    2. Experience, permit and endorsement for marriage & family therapists
    3. Experience, permit and endorsement for creative arts therapists
    4. Experience, permit and endorsement for psychoanalysts
    5. Assessment of public comments for Board of Regents
    6. Next steps in the rule-making process
  5. Corporate Practice of the Professions and Departmental Legislation
    1. Revisions to legislation introduced in Assembly (A8897) and Senate (S5921)
    2. Update on issues and recommendations for further action
    3. Clinical social work experience at license-qualifying psychoanalysis programs
  6. Board of Regents March 2010 Discussion of Online Learning
    1. Procedures regarding registration of on-line programs
    2. Implications for professional education and supervised internship
    3. Additional issues and recommendations for further discussion
  7. Discussion of Guidance on Practice and Related Questions
    1. Programs to meet education deficiencies for licensure
      1. Criteria for programs, including target population
      2. Completion of advanced certificate for licensure
    2. Practice questions to be determined
  8. Other Business and Adjournment
    1. Next meeting of the State Board: September 24, 2010 in Albany (10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
Last Updated: May 11, 2010