NYMHCA has worked closely with our lobbying firm and NYS legislatures. We have our “diagnosis” bill sponsored for the 2015-2016 legislative session, which clarifies our scope of practice to include the word “diagnosis.” Thank you Senator Joe Robach Rochester, NY for sponsoring S1958 in the NYS Senate. Thank you Assemblymen Michael DenDekker NYC for sponsoring A4229 in the NYS Assembly. These bills offer clarity to our professional discipline.
MHCGR will soon be calling on you to act on educating our local legislatures on these bills and the barriers “an unclear scope” presents to our profession. Stay involved, active and informed by joining NYMHCA and your local NYMHCA chapter. Learn more about how to advocate for our profession at NYMHCA’s “New “ Advocacy Center.