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5/6/2019 to 5/7/2019
When: May 6 - May 7, 2019
Where: The Red Lion Inn
205 Wolf Rd
Albany, New York  12205
United States
Contact: New York State Psychological Association

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  NYSPA's 2019 Lobby Day


The registration for Lobby Day has been Closed!

Please join us for a day of advocacy, education and civics!  

Register early to reserve your spot for this Lobby Day.  We are limiting participants to 30 this year.  

This program is key to our work because we feel that a face to face meeting is the most effective way to communicate with the legislators. In addition, it allows us to incorporate our members into our work and further educates legislators on our positions on issues. Plus, it can be a lot of fun!

Whether you are an experienced advocate or brand new to the legislative process, this program can help make your visits easy and effective. Come down to the Capitol and meet your legislators.

NYSPA staff and lobbyists will prepare you for all of your meetings with legislators and equip you with a toolkit of information, position papers, talking points and packets for your meetings. 

The following issues will be the focus of our efforts:

 PLLC Bill - Forming legal partnerships with MDs
 RXP - Prescriptive Authority for Psychologists 
 Duty to Protect -  which would afford protection for psychologists breaking confidentiality if we consider a patient to be a serious threat to themselves or to someone else

Against licensure for master’s level school psychologists to practice independently (outside the school)

Against ABA “scope of practice” bill that would allow applied behavior analysts to diagnose


Schedule of Events:

Monday, May 6 6 - 7:30 pm Legislative Training
7:30 - 10pm Networking Dinner
Tuesday, May 7 7 - 9:00 am Breakfast and Legislative Refresher
10 am - 3 pm Visits with Legislators; lunch on your own


*Business attire recommended for Monday and Tuesday events 

*NYSPA will cover the cost of lodging, dinner, and breakfast at the Red Lion Inn.  We have secured a group room rate of $79 for participants. To reserve a room for Monday night, the 6th, simply call (518) 458-7250 and ask for the NYSPA group. NYSPA Members must reserve their accommodations directly with The Red Lion Inn and secure the room with their credit card.   Ask for the New York State Psychological Association block. The bill will be paid by NYSPA at checkout. NYSPA will cover room rate only; members are responsible for any ancillary charges. Members must cancel outside of 24 hours or they will be charged the $79 room rate and NYSPA will not be responsible for the costs.  Members will be responsible for travel cost to and from Albany.  We will provide transportation between The Red Lion Hotel and the Capitol and transportation between the Capitol and Amtrak/Hotel.