|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to education|
senate Bill S912
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S912 - Details
S912 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S912 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to screening of students for eating disorders PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: Will require Public school students to be screened fox eating disorders. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 1. A health certificate shall be furnished by each student in the public schools upon his or her entrance in such schools. An examination and health history of any child may be required by the local school authorities at any time in their discretion. Each certificate is required at least twice during the elementary grades and twice in the secondary grades and they shall be signed by a duly licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner who is authorized by law to practice in the state or jurisdiction in which, the examination was driven. Furthermore, each certificate shall include an assessment of the student for eating disorders. Section 2. Requires each principal of a public school to report to the director of school health services all names of children who have not furnished health certificates or who are children with disabilities,
S912 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 912 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sen. PARKER -- 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 screening of students for eating disorders THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 903 of the education law, as sepa- rately amended by section 11 of part B of chapter 58 and chapter 281 of the laws of 2007, is amended to read as follows: 1. A health certificate shall be furnished by each student in the public schools upon his or her entrance in such schools and upon his or her entry into the grades prescribed by the commissioner in regulations, provided that such regulations shall require such certificates at least twice during the elementary grades and twice in the secondary grades. An examination and health history of any child may be required by the local school authorities at any time in their discretion to promote the educa- tional interests of such child. Each certificate shall be signed by a duly licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner, who is authorized by law to practice in this state, and consistent with any applicable written practice agreement, or by a duly licensed physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner, who is authorized to prac- tice in the jurisdiction in which the examination was given, provided that the commissioner has determined that such jurisdiction has stand- ards of licensure and practice comparable to those of New York. Each such certificate shall describe the condition of the student when the examination was made, which shall not be more than twelve months prior to the commencement of the school year in which the examination is required, and shall state whether such student is in a fit condition of health to permit his or her attendance at the public schools. Each such certificate shall also state the student's body mass index (BMI) and EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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