|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Feb 03, 2014||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 16, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S2324
Archive: Last Bill Status - STRICKEN
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2324 - Details
S2324 - Summary
Requires physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and dental hygienists to have completed one hour of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of elderly abuse prior to the renewal of a license, registration or limited permit; provides procedures and provides for exemptions when no need therefor.
S2324 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S2324 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to health care practitioner professional education in the area of elderly abuse PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To establish standards for training requirements for many health care practitioners that have a license from the State Education Department regarding the identification of elderly abuse. Those professions who are now required to obtain continuing education for child abuse would need to receive some information on elder abuse. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1: Amends Education Law section 6507(3) (a) to have the Commissioner of Education to establish standards requiring that all persons applying initially or for the renewal of a license or registration to be a physician, chiropractor, dentist, registered nurse, podiatrist, optometrist, psychiatrist, psychologist, or dental hygienist complete one hour of course work or training regarding the identification and reporting of elderly abuse and maltreatment. Under current law, there is a 2 hour requirement to identify and report child abuse. This bill increases the hours of instruction by one more hour to be devoted to elder abuse issues.
S2324 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2324 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 16, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. KLEIN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to health care practi- tioner professional education in the area of elderly abuse 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 AND ELDER abuse and maltreatment. 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] TWO HOURS OF THE coursework or training shall include information regarding the physical and behavioral indica- tors of child abuse and maltreatment and the statutory reporting requirements set out in sections four hundred thirteen through four hundred twenty of the social services law, including but not limited to, when and how a report must be made, what other actions the reporter is EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD04261-01-3
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