senate Bill S2758

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Authorizes enrollment grants for medical education programs for minorities; appropriation

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Mar 12, 2012 committee discharged and committed to rules
notice of committee consideration - requested
Jan 04, 2012 referred to finance
Feb 01, 2011 referred to finance

S2758 - Details

Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add ยง6402-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5035

S2758 - Summary

Authorizes enrollment grants for medical education programs of non-public institutions for minorities, as a plan to increase the number of minority students entering and completing educational programs leading to professional licensure in medicine; increases grants based upon percentage of minority students enrolled at such institution; appropriates $258,000 to education department for payment of such grants.

S2758 - Sponsor Memo

S2758 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  2758

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            February 1, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. HASSELL-THOMPSON -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Finance

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to authorizing enrollment
  grants to increase the participation and retention in  medical  educa-
  tion  programs  of  New  York state residents from groups historically
  underrepresented and making an appropriation therefor

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

  Section  1.  Legislative  findings and purpose. The legislature hereby
finds and declares that individuals from certain minority groups, prima-
rily Blacks, Hispanics and  Native  Americans,  have  been  historically
underrepresented in medical education programs and, as a consequence, in
the  medical  profession. A vast human resource remains largely untapped
at a time when medical services in urban areas are  inadequate  and  the
urban poor continue to be underserved.
  The  medical schools of the state have not been successful in attract-
ing the available qualified minority candidates, and in  some  instances
have  fallen below national averages and comparable states in enrollment
of minorities.  Medical  schools  have  repeatedly  cited  the  lack  of
adequate  resources  as  being  a  major  obstacle  in their attempts to
attract and retain larger numbers of qualified minority students.
  The legislature therefore declares that a modified program of  capita-
tion  assistance is needed for the purpose of expanding opportunities to
underrepresented minority students to participate in  medical  education
programs leading to licensure and a career in the medical profession.
  S  2.  The education law is amended by adding a new section 6402-a  to
read as follows:
  S 6402-A. MINORITY  ENROLLMENT  GRANTS  TO  MEDICAL  SCHOOLS.  1.  THE
COMMISSIONER  SHALL ANNUALLY APPORTION TO EACH NON-PUBLIC INSTITUTION OF
HIGHER EDUCATION OFFERING AN APPROVED PROGRAM IN MEDICINE AN  ADDITIONAL
ENROLLMENT  GRANT FOR THE PURPOSE OF EXPANDING EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD06433-01-1

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