senate Bill S954A

2015-2016 Legislative Session

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 05, 2016 print number 954a
Feb 05, 2016 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 06, 2016 referred to higher education
Jan 07, 2015 referred to higher education

Co-Sponsors

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S954 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A770
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §2805-k, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1328, A5936
2011-2012: S2743, A5185, A6449
2013-2014: S925, A6746, A8689
2017-2018: S3456, A626
2019-2020: S2406, A2886

S954 - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals.

S954 - Sponsor Memo

S954 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                   954

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  PERKINS, SAMPSON, SANDERS, 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
FIFTEEN 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
COMMISSIONER. TO FULFILL THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT,

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00794-02-5

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S954A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A770
Current Committee:
Senate Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §2805-k, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1328, A5936
2011-2012: S2743, A5185, A6449
2013-2014: S925, A6746, A8689
2017-2018: S3456, A626
2019-2020: S2406, A2886

S954A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals.

S954A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S954A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                 954--A

                       2015-2016 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                             January 7, 2015
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO,  HASSELL-THOMPSON,  KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY,
  PERKINS, RIVERA, SANDERS, SAVINO -- read twice  and  ordered  printed,
  and  when printed to be committed to the Committee on Higher Education
  -- recommitted to the Committee on Higher Education 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 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
SIXTEEN 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.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD00794-03-6

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