assembly Bill A6043

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to providing language access services

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 19, 2017 ordered to third reading rules cal.437
rules report cal.437
reported
Jun 15, 2017 reported referred to rules
Jun 13, 2017 print number 6043a
Jun 13, 2017 amend and recommit to labor
Feb 21, 2017 referred to labor

A6043 - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5356
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-a, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A1327, S1721

A6043 - Summary

Relates to providing language access services; requires the workers' compensation board to provide for translation of documents and interpretation services and to publish a language access plan.

A6043 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6043

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 21, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. MOYA -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Labor

AN ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to  providing
  language access services

  THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section 1. The workers' compensation law is amended by  adding  a  new
section 17-a to read as follows:
  § 17-A. LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. 1. THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE TRANS-
LATION  OF  ALL DOCUMENTS AND FORMS USED BY OR ISSUED TO INJURED EMPLOY-
EES. THE TRANSLATION  SHALL  BE  IN  THE  SIX  MOST  COMMON  NON-ENGLISH
LANGUAGES  SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN THE
STATE OF NEW YORK.
  2. THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE INTERPRETATION SERVICES TO INJURED  EMPLOY-
EES  WITH RESPECT TO ITS PROVISION OF SERVICES, INFORMATION AND/OR BENE-
FITS.
  3. THE BOARD SHALL PUBLISH A LANGUAGE ACCESS PLAN THAT REFLECTS:
  (A) THE MEANS BY WHICH IT PROVIDES LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
  (B) THE TITLES OF ALL AVAILABLE TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS AND THE LANGUAGES
INTO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED;
  (C) THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC CONTACT POSITIONS AT THE BOARD AND THE NUMBER
OF BILINGUAL  EMPLOYEES  IN  PUBLIC  CONTACT  POSITIONS,  INCLUDING  THE
LANGUAGES THEY SPEAK;
  (D)  A  TRAINING  PLAN FOR BOARD EMPLOYEES WHICH INCLUDES, AT MINIMUM,
ANNUAL TRAINING ON ITS LANGUAGE  ACCESS  POLICIES  AND  HOW  TO  PROVIDE
LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
  (E)  A  PLAN  FOR  ANNUAL  INTERNAL MONITORING OF THE BOARD'S LANGUAGE
ACCESS PLAN;
  (F) A PLAN OF HOW THE BOARD INTENDS TO  NOTIFY  INJURED  EMPLOYEES  OF
OFFERED LANGUAGE ASSISTANT SERVICES; AND

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD10025-01-7

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A6043A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S5356
Law Section:
Workers' Compensation Law
Laws Affected:
Add §17-a, Work Comp L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A1327, S1721

A6043A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to providing language access services; requires the workers' compensation board to provide for translation of documents and interpretation services and to publish a language access plan.

A6043A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 6043--A

                       2017-2018 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 21, 2017
                               ___________

Introduced  by  M. of A. MOYA -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Labor -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered  reprinted  as
  amended and recommitted to said committee

AN  ACT to amend the workers' compensation law, in relation to providing
  language access services

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1.  The  workers' compensation law is amended by adding a new
section 17-a to read as follows:
  § 17-A. LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY. 1. THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE TRANS-
LATION OF ALL DOCUMENTS AND FORMS USED BY OR ISSUED TO  INJURED  EMPLOY-
EES.  THE  TRANSLATION  SHALL  BE  IN  THE  SIX  MOST COMMON NON-ENGLISH
LANGUAGES SPOKEN BY INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED-ENGLISH PROFICIENCY IN  THE
STATE OF NEW YORK.
  2.  THE BOARD SHALL PROVIDE INTERPRETATION SERVICES TO INJURED EMPLOY-
EES WITH RESPECT TO ITS PROVISION OF SERVICES, INFORMATION AND/OR  BENE-
FITS.
  3. THE BOARD SHALL PUBLISH A LANGUAGE ACCESS PLAN THAT REFLECTS:
  (A) THE MEANS BY WHICH IT PROVIDES LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
  (B) THE TITLES OF ALL AVAILABLE TRANSLATED DOCUMENTS AND THE LANGUAGES
INTO WHICH THEY HAVE BEEN TRANSLATED;
  (C) THE NUMBER OF PUBLIC CONTACT POSITIONS AT THE BOARD AND THE NUMBER
OF  BILINGUAL  EMPLOYEES  IN  PUBLIC  CONTACT  POSITIONS,  INCLUDING THE
LANGUAGES THEY SPEAK;
  (D) A TRAINING PLAN FOR BOARD EMPLOYEES WHICH  INCLUDES,  AT  MINIMUM,
ANNUAL  TRAINING  ON  ITS  LANGUAGE  ACCESS  POLICIES AND HOW TO PROVIDE
LANGUAGE ASSISTANCE SERVICES;
  (E) A PLAN FOR ANNUAL INTERNAL  MONITORING  OF  THE  BOARD'S  LANGUAGE
ACCESS PLAN;
  (F)  A  PLAN  OF  HOW THE BOARD INTENDS TO NOTIFY INJURED EMPLOYEES OF
OFFERED LANGUAGE ASSISTANT SERVICES; AND

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

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