assembly Bill A6718

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to suicide prevention

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Apr 30, 2018 enacting clause stricken
Jan 03, 2018 referred to education
Mar 16, 2017 referred to education

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A6718 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S804
Current Committee:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L; add §804-e, Ed
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2013-2014: A10043, S7359
2015-2016: A3384, S636, S4261
2019-2020: A7107, S2404

A6718 (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; provides that related information shall be available on the Internet and may be included in schools.

A6718 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6718

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                             March 16, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M.  of A. SEPULVEDA, McDONALD, DE LA ROSA, CRESPO, RAIA,
  CROUCH, GRAF, STECK,  PERRY,  STIRPE,  JAFFEE,  O'DONNELL,  LUPINACCI,
  ROSENTHAL,  BLAKE  --  Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BARCLAY, HOOPER,
  McLAUGHLIN, RAMOS -- read once and referred to the Committee on Educa-
  tion

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.
  § 2. The education law is amended by adding a  new  section  804-e  to
read as follows:
  §  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.