senate Bill S8534

2017-2018 Legislative Session

Relates to rules and regulations concerning removal of ticks from pupils

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
May 16, 2018 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
May 14, 2018 ordered to third reading cal.1156
committee discharged and committed to rules
May 09, 2018 referred to education

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S8534 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A11141
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L

S8534 - Summary

Directs promulgation of rules and regulations concerning removal of ticks from pupils and notification to parents.

S8534 - Sponsor Memo

S8534 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  8534

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               May 9, 2018
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  SERINO -- 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 rules and  regulations
  concerning removal of ticks from pupils

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 59 to read as follows:
  59. THE COMMISSIONER, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH,
SHALL  PROMULGATE  AND REVIEW AS NECESSARY RULES AND REGULATIONS RELATED
TO PUPILS WHO HAVE A TICK REMOVED FROM THEM WHILE RECEIVING  INSTRUCTION
OR  ENGAGING  IN  ANY  SCHOOL  SPONSORED OR RELATED ACTIVITY. SUCH REGU-
LATIONS SHALL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
  (A) TICK REMOVAL GUIDELINES  FOR  SCHOOL  NURSES,  SCHOOL  PHYSICIANS,
TEACHERS  OR  EMPLOYEES  OF  A  SCHOOL  DISTRICT  TO BE DEVELOPED BY THE
COMMISSIONER OF HEALTH.
  (B) PROCEDURES FOR WRITTEN NOTIFICATION TO A PARENT OR GUARDIAN  AFTER
A  TICK  HAS  BEEN    REMOVED  FROM  A PUPIL. WRITTEN NOTIFICATION SHALL
INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, THE INCLUSION OF INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS
DEVELOPED BY THE COMMISSIONER OF  HEALTH  ABOUT  THE    SPREAD  OF  LYME
DISEASE AND TICK-BORNE DISEASE, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF LYME OR TICK-BORNE
DISEASES, AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HOW AND WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL TREATMENT
IF NEEDED.
  (C)  THE  DEVELOPMENT  OF INFORMATIONAL MATERIALS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS
AND PARENTS TO BE  PROVIDED ON THE WEBSITES OF THE  DEPARTMENT  AND  THE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH.
  THE  RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  ESTABLISHED PURSUANT TO THIS SUBDIVISION
SHALL BE DEEMED TO BE THE MINIMUM STANDARDS THAT MUST BE  COMPLIED  WITH
BY EVERY PUBLIC SCHOOL RELATING TO THE REMOVAL  OF TICKS ON PUPILS. SUCH
RULES  AND  REGULATIONS  MAY ALSO BE IMPLEMENTED BY NONPUBLIC SCHOOLS IF
THEY SO AUTHORIZE.
  S 2. This act shall take effect on the one hundred twentieth day after
it shall have become a law.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD15745-01-8

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