|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 09, 2015||recommit, enacting clause stricken|
|Jan 07, 2015||referred to mental health and developmental disabilities|
senate Bill S636
Archive: Last Bill Status - Stricken
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S636 (ACTIVE) - Details
S636 (ACTIVE) - 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.
S636 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S636 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the mental hygiene law and the education law, in relation to suicide prevention PURPOSE : The purpose of this bill is to require the Office of Mental Health in consultation with the State Education Department to identify or develop materials regarding the prevention of suicide for use by educators. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : Section one requires the Office of Mental Health and the State Education Department to identify or develop materials for educators regarding suicide prevention among school aged youth and requires materials to be made available on the State Education Departments website. Section two requires the commissioner of the education department to make materials available on the departments website and also that instruction regarding the prevention of suicide may be provided to all secondary school pupils and shall be taught by teachers certified in health education.
S636 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 636 2015-2016 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E (PREFILED) January 7, 2015 ___________ Introduced by Sens. CARLUCCI, ESPAILLAT, PERKINS -- read twice and ordered printed, 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. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD01906-01-5
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