Proposed Agenda

State Board for Mental Health Practitioners


NYS Education Department
Office of the Professions

475 Park Avenue South
Regents Room (Meeting Room 2)
New York , NY *

* Also by videoconference at 89 Washington Ave., Room 211, Albany, NY.

Friday, September 24, 2010 ยท 10:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


  1. Welcome and Review of Agenda
  2. Review of Minutes May 21, 2010 State Board Meeting
  3. Executive Secretary Report
    1. Enacted budget State Fiscal Year 2010-2011
    2. Update on staffing and services in the Office of the Professions
    3. Emergency regulations in social work
  4. Enacted Amendments to Regulations for the Mental Health Professions
    1. Revisions to applications for limited permits and experience
    2. New application for licensure by endorsement within the professions
    3. Frequently asked questions regarding licensure and practice
  5. Corporate Practice of the Professions
    1. Articles 130 and 132 of the Laws of 2010
    2. Review of "good faith" experience for licensure in the professions
    3. Draft emergency regulations to implement waivers for qualified entities
  6. Report on Workforce Functions and Licensure
    1. Overview of data collection and reporting requirements in statute
    2. Expansion and extension of exemptions from licensure in law
    3. Mandated report from SED and agencies on licensure by July 1, 2012
  7. Education for Licensure—Accreditation and Supervised Internships
    1. Review of accrediting standards to determine equivalence to NYSED Law and Commissioners' Regulations
      1. Commission on Accreditation of Marriage and Family Therapy Education
      2. American Art Therapy Association
      3. Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (July 1, 2013)
    2. Professional Education Program Review (PEPR) review of internships offered by programs outside of New York
  8. Discussion of Practice and Related Questions
    1. Concurrent documentation for professional services
    2. Practice questions to be determined
  9. Other Business and Adjournment
    1. Election of chair and vice-chair for 2010
    2. Tentative meeting schedule for 2011
Last Updated: September 13, 2010