assembly Bill A8741

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring anti-bias training for every medical student, medical resident and physician assistant student in the state

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
Nov 25, 2019 referred to health

A8741 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S6889
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 Title 3-A §245, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A1401, S3077

A8741 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires anti-bias training for every medical student, medical resident and physician assistant student in the state, and requires the department of health to make an annual report on the implementation and effectiveness of such training.

A8741 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  8741

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            November 25, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. REYES -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Health

AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  requiring  anti-
  bias  training  for every medical student, medical resident and physi-
  cian assistant student in the state

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

  Section  1.  Article 2 of the public health law is amended by adding a
new title 3-A to read as follows:
                                TITLE 3-A
                           ANTI-BIAS TRAINING
SECTION 245. TRAINING IN BIAS AWARENESS AND ELIMINATION PRACTICES.
  § 245. TRAINING IN BIAS AWARENESS AND ELIMINATION PRACTICES. (A) EVERY
MEDICAL STUDENT, MEDICAL RESIDENT AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENT IN THE
STATE AS PART OF THE ORIENTATION PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY MEDICAL  SCHOOLS,
MEDICAL  RESIDENCY  PROGRAMS  AND  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT  PROGRAMS  SHALL
COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR TRAINING, APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT,  REGARDING
AWARENESS  OF  AND  ELIMINATION PRACTICES FOR BOTH IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT
BIAS.
  (B) EVERY MEDICAL STUDENT, MEDICAL RESIDENT  AND  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT
STUDENT  IN  THE  STATE  SHALL  PROVIDE  TO THE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTATION
DEMONSTRATING THE COMPLETION OF AND  COMPETENCE  IN  THE  COURSEWORK  OR
TRAINING REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.
  (C) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONSULT WITH THE STATE BOARD FOR MEDICINE AND
THE  DIVISION  OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN DEVELOPING GUIDELINES FOR THE TRAINING
REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.
  (D) ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS  SECTION  AND  ANNUALLY
EVERY  YEAR  THEREAFTER,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE
GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTIVENESS  OF
THE TRAINING REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13907-01-9