senate Bill S978A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires that the training required of certain health care professionals for identification and reporting of child abuse include a domestic violence component

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Mar 07, 2012 print number 978a
amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 04, 2012 referred to higher education
Jan 05, 2011 referred to higher education

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S978 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A670A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6507, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5258A, A8675A

S978 - Bill Texts

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Requires the education commissioner to establish standards requiring that one hour of the three hours of coursework or training required of certain specified health care professionals regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment include information regarding the relationship between child abuse and domestic violence and the identification of behavioral and physical indicators of domestic violence.

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BILL NUMBER:S978 REVISED 01/10/2011

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to training regarding domestic
violence

PURPOSE OF BILL:;
The purpose of this bill is to expand existing educational mediums to
include training of medical professionals in the recognition of the
physical and behavioral indicators of domestic violence and elder
abuse.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would amend paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of
6507 of the Education Law, as amended by Chapter 194 of the laws of
1989 to include additional requirements to the ones set forth in (a).

§ 6507(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:
Child abuse does not generally occur in isolation. Rather, it often
occurs as part of a larger cycle of domestic violence that includes
adults, including spouses, parents, and grandparents. Medical
professionals are presently required to undergo a two hour training
course for the identification of the physical and behavioral
indicators of child abuse. It is most appropriate that this course be
the forum for a summary treatment of the identification of domestic
violence and elder abuse.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
1994 - Passed Assembly
1995 - Referred to Higher Education
1996 - Referred to Higher Education
1997 - Referred to Higher Education
1998 - Amend and Recommit to Higher Education
2000-01 - A.2070 Referred to Higher Education
2003-04 - A.1049/S.3659 Referred to Higher Education
2005-06 - A.4287 Referred to Higher Education; S.3783 Referred to
Higher Education
2007-08 - S.8764 - Referred to Rules
2009-10 - S.5258A/A.8675 (Jaffee) - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPACT:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect January 1, 2012

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

                                   978

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  DIAZ, DUANE, HUNTLEY, KRUEGER,
  OPPENHEIMER, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Educa-
  tion

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  training  regarding
  domestic violence

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 6507 of the  educa-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 356 of the laws of 2006, is amended to
read as follows:
  a. Establish standards for preprofessional and professional education,
experience and licensing examinations as required to implement the arti-
cle for each profession. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
commissioner shall establish standards requiring that all persons apply-
ing, on or after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-one,  initially,
or for the renewal of, a license, registration or limited permit to be a
physician,  chiropractor, dentist, registered nurse, podiatrist, optome-
trist,  psychiatrist,  psychologist,  licensed  master  social   worker,
licensed  clinical  social  worker,  licensed  creative  arts therapist,
licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental  health  counse-
lor,  licensed  psychoanalyst, or dental hygienist shall, in addition to
all the other licensure,  certification  or  permit  requirements,  have
completed  [two]  THREE  hours  of  coursework or training regarding the
identification and reporting of child  abuse  [and],  maltreatment,  AND
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  The coursework or training shall be obtained from an
institution  or  provider  which  has been approved by the department to
provide such coursework or training. The coursework  or  training  shall
include  information regarding the physical and behavioral indicators of
child abuse [and], maltreatment, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and the statutory

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03987-01-1

S. 978                              2

reporting requirements set out in sections four hundred thirteen through
four hundred twenty of the social services law, including but not limit-
ed to, when and how a report must be made, what other actions the repor-
ter  is  mandated  or authorized to take, the legal protections afforded
reporters, and the consequences for failing to report.  THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL ESTABLISH STANDARDS REQUIRING THAT BEGINNING  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  TWELVE,  ONE  HOUR  OF  THE THREE COURSEWORK OR TRAINING HOURS
SHALL INCLUDE  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE  RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  CHILD
ABUSE,  MALTREATMENT,  AND  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF
BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSICAL INDICATORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE-A  OF  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. Such
coursework or training may also include information regarding the  phys-
ical  and  behavioral indicators of the abuse of individuals with mental
retardation and other developmental disabilities and voluntary reporting
of abused or neglected adults to the office of  mental  retardation  and
developmental  disabilities or the local adult protective services unit.
Each applicant shall provide the department with  documentation  showing
that he or she has completed the required training. The department shall
provide  an  exemption  from  the  child  abuse [and], maltreatment, AND
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE training requirements to any  applicant  who  requests
such  an exemption and who shows, to the department's satisfaction, that
there would be no need because of the nature of his or her practice  for
him or her to complete such training;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

Co-Sponsors

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S978A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A670A
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §6507, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2009-2010 Legislative Session:
S5258A, A8675A

S978A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires the education commissioner to establish standards requiring that one hour of the three hours of coursework or training required of certain specified health care professionals regarding the identification and reporting of child abuse and maltreatment include information regarding the relationship between child abuse and domestic violence and the identification of behavioral and physical indicators of domestic violence.

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BILL NUMBER:S978A

TITLE OF BILL:
An act
to amend the education law, in relation to training regarding domestic
violence

PURPOSE OF BILL:
The purpose of this bill is to expand existing educational mediums to
include training of medical professionals in the recognition of the
physical and behavioral indicators of domestic violence and elder
abuse.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:
Section 1 of the bill would amend paragraph (a) of subdivision 3 of
6507 of the Education Law, as amended by Chapter 356 of the laws of
2006 to include additional requirements to the ones set forth in (a).

§ 6507(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:
Child abuse does not generally occur in isolation. Rather, it often
occurs as part of a larger cycle of domestic violence that includes
adults, including spouses, parents, and grandparents. Medical
professionals are presently required to undergo a two hour training
course for the identification of the physical and behavioral
indicators of child abuse. It is most appropriate that this course be
the forum for a summary treatment of the identification of domestic
violence and elder abuse.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
1994 - Passed Assembly
1995 - Referred to Higher Education
1996 - Referred to Higher Education
1997 - Referred to Higher Education
1998 - Amend and Recommit to Higher Education
2000-01 - A.2070 Referred to Higher Education
2003-04 - A.1049/S.3659 Referred to Higher Education
2005-06 - A.4287 Referred to Higher Education; S.3783 Referred to
Higher Education
2007-08 - S.8764 - Referred to Rules
2009-10 - S.5258A/A.8675 (Jaffee) - Referred to Higher Education

FISCAL IMPACT:
None.

EFFECTIVE DATE:
This act shall take effect immediately.


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

                                 978--A

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 5, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  DIAZ, DUANE, HUNTLEY, KRUEGER,
  OPPENHEIMER, PARKER,  PERKINS,  SAMPSON,  SAVINO  --  read  twice  and
  ordered  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
  Higher Education -- recommitted 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 commit-
  tee

AN ACT to amend the education law, in  relation  to  training  regarding
  domestic violence

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

  Section 1. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 6507 of the  educa-
tion  law,  as amended by chapter 356 of the laws of 2006, is amended to
read as follows:
  a. Establish standards for preprofessional and professional education,
experience and licensing examinations as required to implement the arti-
cle for each profession. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
commissioner shall establish standards requiring that all persons apply-
ing, on or after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-one,  initially,
or for the renewal of, a license, registration or limited permit to be a
physician,  chiropractor, dentist, registered nurse, podiatrist, optome-
trist,  psychiatrist,  psychologist,  licensed  master  social   worker,
licensed  clinical  social  worker,  licensed  creative  arts therapist,
licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed mental  health  counse-
lor,  licensed  psychoanalyst, or dental hygienist shall, in addition to
all the other licensure,  certification  or  permit  requirements,  have
completed  [two]  THREE  hours  of  coursework or training regarding the
identification and reporting of child  abuse  [and],  maltreatment,  AND
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.  The coursework or training shall be obtained from an
institution  or  provider  which  has been approved by the department to

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03987-02-2

S. 978--A                           2

provide such coursework or training. The coursework  or  training  shall
include  information regarding the physical and behavioral indicators of
child abuse [and], maltreatment, AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE and the statutory
reporting requirements set out in sections four hundred thirteen through
four hundred twenty of the social services law, including but not limit-
ed to, when and how a report must be made, what other actions the repor-
ter  is  mandated  or authorized to take, the legal protections afforded
reporters, and the consequences for failing to report.  THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL ESTABLISH STANDARDS REQUIRING THAT BEGINNING  JANUARY  FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND  THIRTEEN,  ONE  HOUR OF THE THREE COURSEWORK OR TRAINING HOURS
SHALL INCLUDE  INFORMATION  REGARDING  THE  RELATIONSHIP  BETWEEN  CHILD
ABUSE,  MALTREATMENT,  AND  DOMESTIC  VIOLENCE AND THE IDENTIFICATION OF
BEHAVIORAL AND PHYSICAL INDICATORS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE  AS  DEFINED  IN
SECTION  FOUR  HUNDRED  FIFTY-NINE-A  OF  THE  SOCIAL SERVICES LAW. Such
coursework or training may also include information regarding the  phys-
ical  and  behavioral indicators of the abuse of individuals with mental
retardation and other developmental disabilities and voluntary reporting
of abused or neglected adults to the office of  mental  retardation  and
developmental  disabilities or the local adult protective services unit.
Each applicant shall provide the department with  documentation  showing
that he or she has completed the required training. The department shall
provide  an  exemption  from  the  child  abuse [and], maltreatment, AND
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE training requirements to any  applicant  who  requests
such  an exemption and who shows, to the department's satisfaction, that
there would be no need because of the nature of his or her practice  for
him or her to complete such training;
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

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