senate Bill S3347A

Requires that the training required of certain health care professionals for identification and reporting of child abuse, maltreatment, and domestic violence

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  • 01 / Feb / 2013
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO HIGHER EDUCATION
  • 05 / May / 2014
    • PRINT NUMBER 3347A

Summary

Requires the education commissioner to establish standards requiring that one hour of the three hours of coursework or training required of certain specified health care professionals regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment include information regarding the relationship between child abuse and domestic violence and the identification of behavioral and physical indicators of domestic violence.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A1276A
Versions:
S3347
S3347A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6507, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Cycles:
2011-2012: S978A, A670A
2009-2010: S5258A, A8675A
2007-2008: S8764

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BILL NUMBER:S3347A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
training regarding domestic violence

PURPOSE OF BILL:

The purpose of this bill is to expand existing educational mediums to
include training of medical professionals in the recognition of the
physical and behavioral indicators of domestic violence and elder
abuse.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 of the bill would amend paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of
6507 of the Education Law, as amended by Chapter 356 of the laws of
2006 to include additional requirements to the ones set forth in (a).
§ 6507(3) (a) as amended in 1989 mandates that medical professionals
who are covered under the mandatory child abuse reporting law receive
two (2) hours of coursework or training regarding the identification
and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment. This bill would add a
third hour to that two hour course, and mandate that third hour be
spent discussing the identification of the symptoms of domestic
violence and elder abuse.

JUSTIFICATION:

Child abuse does not generally occur in isolation. Rather, it often
occurs as part of a larger cycle of domestic violence that includes
adults, including spouses, parents, and grandparents. Medical
professionals are presently required to undergo a two hour training
course for the identification of the physical and behavioral
indicators of child abuse. It is most appropriate that this course be
the forum for a summary treatment of the identification of domestic
violence and elder abuse.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

1994 - Passed Assembly
1995 - Referred to Higher Education
1996 - Referred to Higher Education
1997 - Referred to Higher Education
1998 - Amend and Recommit to Higher Education
2000-01 - A.2070 Referred to Higher Education
2003-04 - A.1049/S.3659 Referred to Higher Education
2005-06 - A.4287 Referred to Higher Education; S.3783 Referred to
Higher Education
2007-08 - S.8764 - Referred to Rules
2009-10 - S.5258A/A.8675 (Jaffee) - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPACT:

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:

This act shall take effect immediately.


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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 3347--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. HASSELL-THOMPSON, DIAZ, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PARKER,
  PERKINS,  SAMPSON,  SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education -- recom-
  mitted to the Committee on Higher Education in accordance with  Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  training  regarding
  domestic violence

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 6507 of the  educa-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 554 of the laws of 2013, is amended to
read as follows:
  a. Establish standards for preprofessional and professional education,
experience and licensing examinations as required to implement the arti-
cle for each profession. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
commissioner shall establish standards requiring that all persons apply-
ing, on or after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-one,  initially,
or for the renewal of, a license, registration or limited permit to be a
physician,  chiropractor, dentist, registered nurse, podiatrist, optome-
trist,  psychiatrist,  psychologist,  licensed  master  social   worker,
licensed  clinical  social  worker,  licensed  creative  arts therapist,
licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental  health  counse-
lor,   licensed   psychoanalyst,  dental  hygienist,  licensed  behavior
analyst, or certified behavior analyst assistant shall, in  addition  to
all  the  other  licensure,  certification  or permit requirements, have
completed [two] THREE hours of  coursework  or  training  regarding  the
identification  and  reporting  of  child abuse [and], maltreatment, AND
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  The coursework or training shall be obtained from an
institution or provider which has been approved  by  the  department  to
provide  such  coursework  or training. The coursework or training shall

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02601-05-4

S. 3347--A                          2

include information regarding the physical and behavioral indicators  of
child abuse [and], maltreatment, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and the statutory
reporting requirements set out in sections four hundred thirteen through
four hundred twenty of the social services law, including but not limit-
ed to, when and how a report must be made, what other actions the repor-
ter  is  mandated  or authorized to take, the legal protections afforded
reporters, and the consequences for failing to report.  THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL ESTABLISH STANDARDS REQUIRING THAT BEGINNING  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  FIFTEEN,  ONE  HOUR  OF THE THREE COURSEWORK OR TRAINING HOURS
SHALL INCLUDE  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE  RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  CHILD
ABUSE,  MALTREATMENT,  AND  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF
BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSICAL INDICATORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE-A  OF  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. Such
coursework or training may also include information regarding the  phys-
ical  and  behavioral indicators of the abuse of individuals with mental
retardation and other developmental disabilities and voluntary reporting
of abused or neglected adults to the office of  mental  retardation  and
developmental  disabilities or the local adult protective services unit.
Each applicant shall provide the department with  documentation  showing
that he or she has completed the required training. The department shall
provide  an  exemption  from  the  child  abuse [and], maltreatment, AND
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE training requirements to any  applicant  who  requests
such  an exemption and who shows, to the department's satisfaction, that
there would be no need because of the nature of his or her practice  for
him or her to complete such training;
  S  2.  This  act  shall  take  effect on the same date and in the same
manner as chapter 554 of the laws of 2013, takes effect.

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