senate Bill S2331

2009-2010 Legislative Session

Requires employees of certain child day cares to be trained and certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid

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S2331 - Bill Details

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A3470
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Social Services Law

S2331 - Bill Texts

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BILL NUMBER: S2331

TITLE OF BILL :

An act to amend the social services law, in relation to requiring
employees of certain child care facilities to be trained and certified
in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid


PURPOSE :

Requires that operators, program directors, assistants and employees
with the potential for regular and substantial contact of family day
care homes, group family day care homes, school-age child care
programs and child day care centers be trained and certified in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS :

Section 390-a of the social services law is amended to add a new
subdivision 5 to mandate all day care providers and staff to be
trained and certified in CPR.

EXISTING LAW :

Section 390-a of the social services law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 5.

JUSTIFICATION :

The health and safety of our children while in the care of others is
of primary concern to New York State. This is clearly demonstrated by
the number of new laws and regulations which have been implemented
over the past few years. OCFS encourages day care providers and their
staff to take the CPR and first aid courses, and they have a contract
with the American Red Cross, but it is not mandatory. This legislation
would make it mandatory for the operators and staff of all day care
providers to be trained and certified in CPR and first aid. Accidents
are the leading cause of death among toddlers and children. Included
in the classification of accidents are choking, electrocution,
drowning, and other trauma. It has been shown that if CPR is started
immediately after such trauma it can, besides possibly saving a life,
prevent brain damage in those who survive. It is essential that we
protect our children as much as we possibly can, and part of that
protection is making sure that the professionals caring for them are
adequately trained to deal with as wide a range of situations as
possible.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY :

S.4635/A.4076 of 2007-08 Passed Assembly
2004: A.5327 (Green) Passed Assembly
2002: A11209 (Green) Passed Assembly

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS :

None.

EFFECTIVE DATE :
90 days after becoming law.
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