Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session and Next Steps

July 1, 2019    Kevin Quinn and Sally Izquierdo


We wanted to bring you up to date on the progress of the scope restriction bill, S.4967-A (Skoufis)/A.6389-A (Peoples-Stokes). While the bill did not pass in 2019, there was significant progress made on the bill, resulting in 45 new co-sponsors signing the bill: 14 in the Senate and 31 in the Assembly. This is amazing progress, especially since there are so many new members in the Senate. In addition, we had the bill amended to continue the current requirement that a prescription be issued by a doctor or other qualified professional for any services that might be required by a licensed behavior analyst. While this is not ideal, there was a concern raised by the psychologists as they argued that our intent was to allow our profession to diagnose. Obviously, this was not our intent, but we wanted to make it clear through this amendment....  

We are very excited to present Matthew Brodhead, PhD, BCBA-D and James Moore, PhD, BCBA-D as the Keynote Speakers for our 30th Annual Conference.


This year's conference will be held out our new venue, Albany Capital Center. 

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Thank you to all who made the 2018 conference a huge success!

If you missed or want to revisit

the Legislative Committee's presentation at the 2018 conference.


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Resources for Addressing

Scope of Practice Issues

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