senate Bill S5480A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires health education to be taught in high schools regarding the abandoned infant protection program

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Feb 01, 2012 print number 5480a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
May 25, 2011 referred to education

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S5480 - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §805, Ed L

S5480 - Summary

Requires health education to be taught in high schools regarding the abandoned infant protection program; requires health teachers to be trained in pregnancy concealment.

S5480 - Sponsor Memo

S5480 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  5480

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  health  education
  regarding the abandoned infant protection program

  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 805 to
read as follows:
  S 805. HEALTH EDUCATION  REGARDING  THE  ABANDONED  INFANT  PROTECTION
PROGRAM;  PREGNANCY  CONCEALMENT.  1.  ALL  SCHOOLS SHALL INCLUDE, AS AN
INTEGRAL PART OF HEALTH EDUCATION, INSTRUCTION REGARDING  THE  ABANDONED
INFANT   PROTECTION   PROGRAM   SET   FORTH  IN  SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED
SEVENTY-TWO-G OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW AND SHALL  PROVIDE  INFORMATION
ABOUT   RESPONSIBLE  PARENTING  AND  THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  CONFIDENTIAL
ADOPTION SERVICES.
  2. INSTRUCTION REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
INCLUDED IN THE HEALTH EDUCATION PROVIDED FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS AND
SHALL  BE TAUGHT BY THE REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS OR BY TEACHERS CERTI-
FIED TO TEACH HEALTH  EDUCATION.  SUCH  INSTRUCTION  SHALL  BE  DESIGNED
ACCORDING  TO  THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF THE PUPILS AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE
LEVELS.
  3. ALL HEALTH  TEACHERS  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL  RECEIVE  TRAINING  TO
INCREASE  AWARENESS  OF  PREGNANCY  CONCEALMENT AND TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS
THAT MAY BE CONCEALING A PREGNANCY. THE METHOD, MANNER  AND  CONTENT  OF
SUCH  TRAINING  SHALL BE DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT, IN
CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND SHALL INCLUDE INSTRUCTION
ON PROCEDURES THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED WHEN A STUDENT  IS  IDENTIFIED  AS
POTENTIALLY CONCEALING A PREGNANCY.
  S  2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2012; provided, however, that
effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
tive date is authorized to be made and completed on or before such date.

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

S5480A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §805, Ed L

S5480A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires health education to be taught in high schools regarding the abandoned infant protection program; requires health teachers to be trained in pregnancy concealment.

S5480A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S5480A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 5480--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 25, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  ADAMS  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education  --  recommitted
  to the Committee on 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  health  education
  regarding the abandoned infant protection program

  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 805 to
read as follows:
  S 805. HEALTH EDUCATION  REGARDING  THE  ABANDONED  INFANT  PROTECTION
PROGRAM;  PREGNANCY  CONCEALMENT.  1.  ALL  SCHOOLS SHALL INCLUDE, AS AN
INTEGRAL PART OF HEALTH EDUCATION, INSTRUCTION REGARDING  THE  ABANDONED
INFANT   PROTECTION   PROGRAM   SET   FORTH  IN  SECTION  THREE  HUNDRED
SEVENTY-TWO-G OF THE SOCIAL SERVICES LAW AND SHALL  PROVIDE  INFORMATION
ABOUT   RESPONSIBLE  PARENTING  AND  THE  AVAILABILITY  OF  CONFIDENTIAL
ADOPTION SERVICES.
  2. INSTRUCTION REQUIRED BY SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS  SECTION  SHALL  BE
INCLUDED IN THE HEALTH EDUCATION PROVIDED FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL PUPILS AND
SHALL  BE TAUGHT BY THE REGULAR CLASSROOM TEACHERS OR BY TEACHERS CERTI-
FIED TO TEACH HEALTH  EDUCATION.  SUCH  INSTRUCTION  SHALL  BE  DESIGNED
ACCORDING  TO  THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF THE PUPILS AT SUCCESSIVE GRADE
LEVELS.
  3. ALL HEALTH  TEACHERS  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL  RECEIVE  TRAINING  TO
INCREASE  AWARENESS  OF  PREGNANCY  CONCEALMENT AND TO IDENTIFY STUDENTS
THAT MAY BE CONCEALING A PREGNANCY. THE METHOD, MANNER  AND  CONTENT  OF
SUCH  TRAINING  SHALL BE DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED BY THE DEPARTMENT, IN
CONJUNCTION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND SHALL INCLUDE INSTRUCTION
ON PROCEDURES THAT SHOULD BE FOLLOWED WHEN A STUDENT  IS  IDENTIFIED  AS
POTENTIALLY CONCEALING A PREGNANCY.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11856-02-1

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