senate Bill S5794

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires standardized training curriculum for persons employed or volunteering at a mental health care provider certified or operated by the office for people with developmental disabilities

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May 15, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities
Jun 16, 2011 referred to rules

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May 15, 2012 - Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities committee Vote

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Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Committee Vote: May 15, 2012

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S5794 - Bill Details

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A9118
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยง13.23, Ment Hyg L

S5794 - Bill Texts

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Requires standardized training curriculum for persons employed or volunteering at a mental health care provider certified or operated by the office for people with developmental disabilities.

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BILL NUMBER:S5794

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to standardized training
curriculum requirements

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
The purpose of this bill is to
Standardize safety trainings at developmental disability facilities.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would amend
section 13.23 of the Mental Hygiene law by adding a new paragraph (h)
which requires the commissioner of the Office for People with
Developmental Disabilities to develop an educational curriculum for
all providers operated or licensed by the agency. The educational
curriculum shill include training in abuse, neglect and maltreatment
indication and prevention; laws, regulations and procedures governing
the protection of persons with disabilities from abuse; neglect and
maltreatment; identification, safety and security procedures; fire
safety; first aid; cardiopulmonary resuscitation; cultural
competence, and; any other appropriate topic.

S 6501(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:
The New York Times recently published an article which
chronicled allegations of abuse and mistreatment of residents with
developmental disabilities in group homes. As a result, the Assembly
held a series of statewide public hearings aimed at carefully
examining the quality of care and safety measures in homes for
individuals - with developmental disabilities.

As a result of the hearings, the committee learned that many staffers
may not have adequate training in recognizing or reporting neglect or
abuse. This bill will ensure that employees of developmental
disability facilities will receive adequate training regarding
patient safety.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
New bill.

FISCAL IMPACT:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect July first, two thousand
and twelve.


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

                                  5794

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              June 16, 2011
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene  law,  in  relation  to  standardized
  training curriculum requirements

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

  Section 1. Section 13.23 of the  mental  hygiene  law  is  amended  by
adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows:
  (D)  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL ADOPT RULES AND REGULATIONS REQUIRING ALL
PERSONS WHO ARE EMPLOYED OR VOLUNTEERING AT A PROVIDER LICENSED,  CERTI-
FIED  OR  OPERATED  BY  THE  OFFICE  TO COMPLETE A STANDARDIZED TRAINING
CURRICULUM CONSISTENT WITH THIS CHAPTER. SUCH CURRICULUM SHALL  INCLUDE,
BUT  NOT  BE  LIMITED TO: (I) ABUSE, NEGLECT AND MALTREATMENT INDICATION
AND PREVENTION, (II) LAWS,  REGULATIONS  AND  PROCEDURES  GOVERNING  THE
PROTECTION   OF  PERSONS  WITH  DISABILITIES  FROM  ABUSE,  NEGLECT  AND
MALTREATMENT, (III) IDENTIFICATION, SAFETY AND SECURITY PROCEDURES, (IV)
FIRE SAFETY, (V) FIRST AID, (VI)  CARDIOPULMONARY  RESUSCITATION,  (VII)
CULTURAL COMPETENCE, AND (VIII) ANY OTHER APPROPRIATE TOPIC.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2012.





 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13094-01-1

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