senate Bill S7805

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Establishes the New York state school mental health services program coordinator

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
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Mar 05, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.549
committee discharged and committed to rules
Feb 27, 2018 referred to education

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S7805 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §2801-d, amd §§3602 & 3602-c, Ed L

S7805 - Summary

Establishes the school mental health services program coordinator to provide qualifying public and nonpublic schools with mental health services professionals.

S7805 - Sponsor Memo

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:
  § 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

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