|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2014||referred to higher education|
|Jan 09, 2013||referred to higher education|
senate Bill S925
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- In Committee
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- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
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S925 - Details
S925 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER:S925 TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation to requiring cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: This bill will create a system of cultural competency Course work and training that will help healthcare professionals improve their interactions with minority patients. In doing so, this bill seeks to improve the quality of healthcare in the state of New York. SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Adds section 6505-d to the education law to establish training in cultural awareness and competence for medical professionals. Section 1: 1) Lists medical professionals subject and establishes the content and requirements for cultural competency training and course work. 2) Defines "acceptable formal continuing education". 3) Establishes reporting requirements by medical professionals. 4) Provides exemptions from cultural competency Course work and training.
S925 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 925 2013-2014 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 9, 2013 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, HASSELL-THOMPSON, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS, SAMPSON, SAVINO -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation to requiring cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals 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 NURSE PRAC- TITIONER PRACTICING IN THE STATE WHO PROVIDES DIRECT MEDICAL SERVICES TO PATIENTS IN THIS STATE SHALL, ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND THIRTEEN AND EVERY REGISTRATION PERIOD THEREAFTER, COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR TRAINING REGARDING CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE IN THE PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH REGULATED STANDARDS PROMULGATED BY THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. SUCH CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE COURSE WORK OR TRAINING SHALL REQUIRE TWO HOURS OF COURSE WORK OR TRAINING ENCOMPASSING MINORITY HEALTHCARE ISSUES INCLUDING ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, LINGUISTIC, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY HEALTHCARE ISSUES AND THEIR IMPACT ON MINORITY HEALTH- CARE. IN PROMULGATING REGULATORY STANDARDS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION THE DEPARTMENT IS ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH ORGANIZATIONS REPRESENTATIVE OF PROFESSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WITH EXPERTISE IN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE. 2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "ACCEPTABLE FORMAL CONTINUING EDUCATION" SHALL MEAN FORMAL PROGRAMS OF LEARNING WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE AND WHICH MEET THE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY REGULATIONS OF THE EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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