ALBANY, NY — The New York Legislature has approved legislation that would require the licensure of mold inspection, assessment and remediation specialists and sets minimum work standards for mold inspection, assessment and remediation specialists, according to IE Connections.

The bill, which has bipartisan support, aims to ensure that only properly trained, licensed professionals can conduct mold assessment, abatement and remediation services, the article stated.

According to the article, applicants for the license must have completed state-approved course work, including training on the appropriate use and care of personal protection equipment as approved by the commissioner of New York’s Department of Health.

If the bill becomes law, an applicant for a license to perform mold remediation will have to submit a financial statement, prepared by an independent auditor or accountant, stating the assets of the applicant, the article noted.

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