senate Bill S2743A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 25, 2012 print number 2743a
Jan 25, 2012 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jan 31, 2011 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

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S2743 - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §2805-k, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1328
2013-2014: S925
2015-2016: S954
2017-2018: S3456
2019-2020: S2406

S2743 - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals.

S2743 - Sponsor Memo

S2743 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2743

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  PERKINS, SAMPSON, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to  requiring  cultural  awareness and competence training for medical
  professionals

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6505-d
to read as follows:
  S  6505-D.  COURSE  WORK  OR TRAINING IN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPE-
TENCE. 1. EVERY  PHYSICIAN,  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT,  DENTIST,  REGISTERED
NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, PODIATRIST, OPTOMETRIST AND NURSE PRAC-
TITIONER PRACTICING IN THE STATE WHO PROVIDES DIRECT MEDICAL SERVICES TO
PATIENTS  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL,  ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
ELEVEN AND EVERY REGISTRATION PERIOD THEREAFTER, COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR
TRAINING REGARDING CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE IN THE PROVISION OF
MEDICAL SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH  REGULATED STANDARDS PROMULGATED  BY
THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH
CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE COURSE WORK OR TRAINING SHALL  REQUIRE
TWO  HOURS  OF  COURSE WORK OR TRAINING ENCOMPASSING MINORITY HEALTHCARE
ISSUES INCLUDING ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, LINGUISTIC, SEXUAL  ORIENTATION  AND
GENDER  IDENTITY  HEALTHCARE ISSUES AND THEIR IMPACT ON MINORITY HEALTH-
CARE. IN PROMULGATING REGULATORY STANDARDS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION  THE
DEPARTMENT  IS  ADVISED  TO CONSULT WITH ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE OF
PROFESSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WITH EXPERTISE IN CULTURAL AWARENESS
AND COMPETENCE.
  2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "ACCEPTABLE FORMAL  CONTINUING  EDUCATION"
SHALL  MEAN FORMAL PROGRAMS OF LEARNING WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO PROFESSIONAL
PRACTICE AND WHICH MEET THE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY REGULATIONS  OF  THE
COMMISSIONER. TO FULFILL THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00165-01-1

Co-Sponsors

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S2743A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §2805-k, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1328
2013-2014: S925
2015-2016: S954
2017-2018: S3456
2019-2020: S2406

S2743A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals.

S2743A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2743A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 2743--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 31, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  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 and the public health law, in relation
  to  requiring  cultural  awareness and competence training for medical
  professionals

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6505-d
to read as follows:
  S  6505-D.  COURSE  WORK  OR TRAINING IN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPE-
TENCE. 1. EVERY  PHYSICIAN,  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT,  DENTIST,  REGISTERED
NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, PODIATRIST, OPTOMETRIST AND NURSE PRAC-
TITIONER PRACTICING IN THE STATE WHO PROVIDES DIRECT MEDICAL SERVICES TO
PATIENTS  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL,  ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
TWELVE AND EVERY REGISTRATION PERIOD THEREAFTER, COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR
TRAINING REGARDING CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE IN THE PROVISION OF
MEDICAL SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH  REGULATED STANDARDS PROMULGATED  BY
THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH
CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE COURSE WORK OR TRAINING SHALL  REQUIRE
TWO  HOURS  OF  COURSE WORK OR TRAINING ENCOMPASSING MINORITY HEALTHCARE
ISSUES INCLUDING ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, LINGUISTIC, SEXUAL  ORIENTATION  AND
GENDER  IDENTITY  HEALTHCARE ISSUES AND THEIR IMPACT ON MINORITY HEALTH-
CARE. IN PROMULGATING REGULATORY STANDARDS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION  THE
DEPARTMENT  IS  ADVISED  TO CONSULT WITH ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE OF
PROFESSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WITH EXPERTISE IN CULTURAL AWARENESS
AND COMPETENCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00165-04-2

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