|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Mar 05, 2018||referred to education|
delivered to assembly
ordered to third reading cal.549
committee discharged and committed to rules
|Feb 27, 2018||referred to education|
senate Bill S7805
Current Bill Status - Passed Senate
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S7805 - Details
- Law Section:
- Education Law
- Laws Affected:
- Add §2801-d, amd §§3602 & 3602-c, Ed L
S7805 - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S7805 TITLE OF BILL : An act to amend the education law, in relation to creating a school mental health services program coordinator PURPOSE : This bill would establish a Mental Health Services Coordinator Program under the education law and establish a mental health services program coordinator education aid program to reimburse school districts outside the city of New York, $50,000 for the hiring of such a mental health services professional. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS : More specifically, this bill would add a new section 2801-c to the education law to: -Define the term Mental Health Services Program Coordinator to include a mental health services professional, with qualifications determined by regulation by the commissioner of education. -Authorize school districts to hire mental health services program coordinators, or contract for their services with mental health services providers.
S7805 - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 7805 I N S E N A T E February 27, 2018 ___________ Introduced by Sen. CROCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to creating a school mental health services program coordinator 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 2801-d to read as follows: S 2801-D. NEW YORK STATE SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM COORDI- NATOR. 1. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE TERM "SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATOR" SHALL MEAN A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROFESSIONAL, WITH QUALIFICATIONS DETERMINED BY REGULATION BY THE COMMISSIONER, WHOSE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY SHALL BE TO WORK WITH STUDENTS, FACULTY AND OTHER MENTAL HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS TO IDENTIFY, REPORT AND ADDRESS MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OF STUDENTS, FACUL- TY AND ADMINISTRATION AT ANY PUBLIC OR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL THAT COULD POSE A RISK TO PUBLIC SAFETY. 2. ANY PUBLIC OR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL MAY EMPLOY A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROFESSIONAL, IN EITHER THE CLASSIFIED OR UNCLASSIFIED SERVICE, DETER- MINED IN REGULATION BY THE COMMISSIONER TO BE QUALIFIED, AS A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATOR. ANY SUCH PUBLIC OR NON-PUBLIC SCHOOL MAY ALSO CONTRACT WITH THE STATE OF NEW YORK, A COUNTY, CITY, TOWN OR VILLAGE, OR WITH A PRIVATE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROVIDER, FOR THE PROVISION OF A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROFESSIONAL, DETERMINED IN REGULATION BY THE COMMISSIONER TO BE QUALIFIED, TO SERVE AS A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATOR. 3. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL, BY REGULATION, DETERMINE THE QUALIFICATIONS FOR A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATOR. A SCHOOL DISTRICT SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO EMPLOY OR CONTRACT FOR AS MANY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATORS, AS SUCH DISTRICT DEEMS NECESSARY. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL BY REGULATION, ESTABLISH THE MANDATORY REPORTS, THE PERSONS OR ENTITIES WITH WHOM SUCH REPORTS SHALL BE FILED, AND THE TREATMENT SERVICES THAT MAY BE OFFERED OR DIRECTED BY A MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PROGRAM COORDINATOR. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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