senate Bill S3456

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals

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Jan 03, 2018 referred to higher education
Jan 23, 2017 referred to higher education

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S3456 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A626
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
2015-2016: S954, A770
2019-2020: S2406, A2886

S3456 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals, including two hours of course work encompassing minority healthcare issues.

S3456 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3456 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  3456

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 23, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  SERRANO,  BAILEY, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, PERKINS --
  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:
  §  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
EIGHTEEN 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.

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