senate Bill S7359

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Relates to suicide prevention

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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 10, 2014 referred to mental health
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 29, 2014 advanced to third reading
May 28, 2014 2nd report cal.
May 21, 2014 1st report cal.917
May 14, 2014 referred to mental health and developmental disabilities

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S7359 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10043
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L; add §804-e, Ed

S7359 - Summary

Relates to suicide prevention; provides that the office of mental health and the education department shall identify or develop materials for educators regarding suicide prevention measures and signs of depression among school-aged students; related information shall be available on the Internet and may be included in schools.

S7359 - Sponsor Memo

S7359 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  7359

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 14, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. ESPAILLAT, CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered print-
  ed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health
  and Developmental Disabilities

AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental  hygiene  law  and the education law, in
  relation to suicide prevention

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

  Section 1. Section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
a new subdivision (g) to read as follows:
  (G)  THE  OFFICE, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, SHALL
IDENTIFY OR DEVELOP MATERIALS FOR EDUCATORS REGARDING SUICIDE PREVENTION
MEASURES AND SIGNS OF DEPRESSION AMONG SCHOOL-AGED YOUTH  WHICH  MAY  BE
USED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES,
AT  THEIR  OPTION,  TO  EDUCATE  STUDENTS AS THEY DEEM APPROPRIATE. SUCH
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO,  INFORMATION
REGARDING  SYMPTOMS  OF  DEPRESSION,  HOW DEPRESSION MANIFESTS ITSELF IN
DIFFERENT CULTURES, WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE, ACTIONS  TO  TAKE  ONCE  A
YOUTH  IS  IDENTIFIED  AS  A  RISK OF SUICIDE, AND A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL
WEBSITES REGARDING SUICIDE AND YOUTHS. SUCH MATERIAL SHALL BE  AVAILABLE
ON  THE INTERNET WEBSITE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. THE WEBSITE OF THE
OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE A HYPERLINK TO THE INTERNET PAGE OF  THE  EDUCATION
DEPARTMENT THAT DISPLAYS SUCH MATERIALS.
  S  2.  The  education  law is amended by adding a new section 804-e to
read as follows:
  S 804-E. INSTRUCTION  RELATED  TO  THE  PREVENTION  OF  SUICIDE  AMONG
YOUTHS.  1.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL  MAKE AVAILABLE, ON THE DEPARTMENT
WEBSITE, MATERIALS PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (G) OF SECTION  7.07  OF  THE
MENTAL  HYGIENE  LAW  AMONG SCHOOL-AGED YOUTH IDENTIFIED OR DEVELOPED BY
THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT.
  2. INSTRUCTION REGARDING THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE MAY BE INCLUDED  IN
THE  HEALTH  EDUCATION  PROVIDED  FOR TO ALL SECONDARY SCHOOL PUPILS AND
SHALL BE TAUGHT BY  TEACHERS  CERTIFIED  IN  HEALTH  EDUCATION.  RELATED
COURSES  IN  THE  SECONDARY  SCHOOL CURRICULUM MAY BE TAUGHT IN A MANNER

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15113-01-4

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