Temporary Exemption from Licensure under Chapters 130 and 132 of the Laws of 2010

Legislation enacted in 2010 provides an exemption from licensure as a psychologist, licensed master social worker, licensed clinical social worker, mental health counselor, marriage and family therapist, creative arts therapist or psychoanalyst for individuals in certain programs that are operated, regulated, funded or approved by certain agencies until July 1, 2013. Chapters 130 and 132 of the Laws of 2010 require each exempt agency to submit to the State Education Department ("SED") a report on the utilization of personnel subject to the provisions of those sections of law.

Exempt Agency Reports

Each exempt state agency, after consultation with local governmental units and social services districts over which the agency has regulatory authority, submitted to the commissioner of education a report on the utilization of personnel subject to the provisions of the law. These reports include but are not limited to:

  • Identification of tasks and activities performed by such personnel categorized as tasks and functions restricted to licensed personnel and tasks and functions that do not require a license under article 154 of the education law;
  • Anaylsis of costs associated with employing only appropriately licensed or otherwise authorized personnel to perform tasks and functions that require licensure under such article 154, including salary costs and costs associated with providing support to unlicensed personnel in obtaining appropriate licensure;
  • An action plan detailing measures through which each such entity shall, no later than July 1, 2013, comply with professional licensure laws applicable to services provided; and
  • Recommendations on alternative pathways toward licensure.

Exempt Agency Reports can be accessed here.

The Office of the Professions invites thoughtful and focused feedback on the proposed implementation plans submitted by State Agencies currently exempt from certain professional licensure laws. This survey presents the recommendations by exempt agencies for changes in the Education Law, rules or regulations regarding the license and practice of these professions. It only includes the recommendations submitted by the exempt agencies. You are encouraged to read each report prior to entering the survey.

For additional information on accessing and completing the survey, please click here.

Last Updated: July 2, 2012