|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Apr 29, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S4876
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S4876 - Details
- See Assembly Version of this Bill:
- Current Committee:
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §3001-e, Ed L
S4876 - Summary
Requires newly certified teachers to be trained in the use of an epinephrine auto-injector within 3 months of date of hire.
S4876 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S4876 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring newly certified teachers to receive instruction in the use of an epinephrine auto-injector PURPOSE: To require all teachers to be trained in the administration of epineph- rine auto-injector devices. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 1: The education law is amended by adding a new section 3001-e. Section 2: The effective date is established. JUSTIFICATION: Food allergies occur in approximately 8% of children, and according to the National Institutes of Health, there are 150 deaths per year due to food allergies. Epinephrine is vital to the survival of a person experi- encing anaphylaxis (a sudden, potentially fatal reaction to food or insect stings), however, it must be administered in a timely manner to be effective.
S4876 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4876 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 29, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. GOLDEN -- 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 requiring newly certi- fied teachers to receive instruction in the use of an epinephrine auto-injector 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 3001-e to read as follows: S 3001-E. EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTOR INSTRUCTION. 1. (A) TEACHERS SHALL COMPLETE A COURSE OR TRAINING IN THE USE OF AN EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTOR WITHIN THREE MONTHS OF THE DAY SUCH PERSON WAS HIRED BY A SCHOOL DISTRICT OR SCHOOLS DESIGNATED UNDER ARTICLE FIFTY-SIX OF THIS CHAPTER IN THE STATE. (B) DOCUMENTATION SHOWING THE SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF THE EPINEPHRINE AUTO-INJECTOR INSTRUCTION REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION SHALL BE KEPT IN SUCH TEACHER'S PERSONNEL FILE. 2. THE TRAINING REQUIRED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION MAY BE PERFORMED BY THE REGISTERED NURSE AT THE SCHOOL IN WHICH THE TEACHER IS HIRED TO WORK OR BY A RECOGNIZED FOOD ALLERGY AND ANAPHYLAXIS TRAINING PROGRAM THROUGH ANY METHOD AVAILABLE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO COURSES ONLINE OR IN PERSON. S 2. This act shall take effect immediately and shall apply to class- room teachers that have been certified after such effective date. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10597-01-3
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