senate Bill S793A

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for all medical professionals as part of their licensing requirements; public ed program; appropriation

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 17, 2014 print number 793a
amend and recommit to finance
Jan 08, 2014 referred to finance
Jan 09, 2013 referred to finance

Co-Sponsors

S793 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2471A
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §§2805-k & 206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S118A, A1434A
2009-2010: S3129, A8843

S793 - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for all medical professionals as part of their licensing requirements; requires biennial training in the non-discriminatory provision of medical services for physicians, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, registered and licensed practical nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists; authorizes the department of education to develop the training in consultation with the department of health and other experts; provides for documentation and exemption from the requirements (view more) provides for a public education program on minority health; appropriates $100,000 therefor.

S793 - Sponsor Memo

S793 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   793

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

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

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to requiring  cultural  awareness  and  competence  training  for  all
  medical  professionals; to amend the public health law, in relation to
  a public health education program; and making an appropriation  there-
  for

  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 6505-d
to read as follows:
  S 6505-D. COURSE WORK OR TRAINING IN  CULTURAL  AWARENESS  AND  COMPE-
TENCE.  1.  EVERY  PHYSICIAN,  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT, DENTIST, REGISTERED
NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICAL  NURSE,  PODIATRIST,  OPTOMETRIST  AND  DENTAL
HYGIENIST  PRACTICING  IN  THE STATE SHALL, ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO
THOUSAND FIFTEEN AND EVERY TWO YEARS THEREAFTER, COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR
TRAINING APPROPRIATE TO THE  PROFESSIONAL'S  PRACTICE  APPROVED  BY  THE
DEPARTMENT  REGARDING  CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE IN THE NON-DIS-
CRIMINATORY PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATORY
STANDARDS PROMULGATED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH  THE
DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO CONSULT WITH ORGANIZA-
TIONS REPRESENTATIVE OF PROFESSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WITH  EXPER-
TISE IN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE WITH RESPECT TO THE REGULATORY
STANDARDS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2. EACH SUCH PROFESSIONAL SHALL DOCUMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME
OF REGISTRATION COMMENCING WITH THE FIRST REGISTRATION AFTER JULY FIRST,
TWO  THOUSAND FIFTEEN THAT THE PROFESSIONAL HAS COMPLETED COURSE WORK OR
TRAINING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THIS  SECTION,  PROVIDED,  HOWEVER,  THAT  A
PROFESSIONAL  SUBJECT  TO THE PROVISIONS OF PARAGRAPH (F) OF SUBDIVISION

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00403-01-3

Co-Sponsors

S793A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A2471A
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §§2805-k & 206, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Previous Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: S118A, A1434A
2009-2010: S3129, A8843

S793A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for all medical professionals as part of their licensing requirements; requires biennial training in the non-discriminatory provision of medical services for physicians, physician assistants, dentists, dental hygienists, registered and licensed practical nurses, podiatrists, and optometrists; authorizes the department of education to develop the training in consultation with the department of health and other experts; provides for documentation and exemption from the requirements (view more) provides for a public education program on minority health; appropriates $100,000 therefor.

S793A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S793A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 793--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 9, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. DIAZ, MONTGOMERY, SAMPSON -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on  Finance
  --  recommitted  to the Committee on Finance in accordance with Senate
  Rule  6,  sec.  8  --  committee  discharged,  bill  amended,  ordered
  reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to  requiring  cultural  awareness  and  competence  training  for all
  medical professionals; to amend the public health law, in relation  to
  a  public health education program; and making an appropriation there-
  for

  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 6505-d
to read as follows:
  S  6505-D.  COURSE  WORK  OR TRAINING IN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPE-
TENCE. 1. EVERY  PHYSICIAN,  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT,  DENTIST,  REGISTERED
NURSE,  LICENSED  PRACTICAL  NURSE,  PODIATRIST,  OPTOMETRIST AND DENTAL
HYGIENIST PRACTICING IN THE STATE SHALL, ON OR BEFORE  JULY  FIRST,  TWO
THOUSAND SIXTEEN AND EVERY TWO YEARS THEREAFTER, COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR
TRAINING  APPROPRIATE  TO  THE  PROFESSIONAL'S  PRACTICE APPROVED BY THE
DEPARTMENT REGARDING CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE IN  THE  NON-DIS-
CRIMINATORY PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES, IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATORY
STANDARDS  PROMULGATED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT,  IN  CONSULTATION  WITH THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. THE DEPARTMENT SHALL ALSO CONSULT  WITH  ORGANIZA-
TIONS  REPRESENTATIVE OF PROFESSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WITH EXPER-
TISE IN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE WITH RESPECT TO THE REGULATORY
STANDARDS PROMULGATED PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION.
  2. EACH SUCH PROFESSIONAL SHALL DOCUMENT TO THE DEPARTMENT AT THE TIME
OF REGISTRATION COMMENCING WITH THE FIRST REGISTRATION AFTER JULY FIRST,
TWO THOUSAND SIXTEEN THAT THE PROFESSIONAL HAS COMPLETED COURSE WORK  OR

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

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