assembly Bill A9689

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to expanding the health education curriculum to include breast cancer screenings

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Feb 04, 2020 referred to education

A9689 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7095
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
A3715, S1294

A9689 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Expands the health education curriculum to include breast cancer screenings including age appropriate instruction in performing self-examinations.

A9689 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  9689

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 4, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. SOLAGES -- read once and referred to the Commit-
  tee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education  law,  in  relation  to  expanding  health
  education curriculum to include breast cancer screenings

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

  Section 1. Subdivision 5 of section  804  of  the  education  law,  as
amended  by  chapter  390  of  the  laws  of 2016, is amended to read as
follows:
  5. A. Instruction regarding methods of  prevention  and  detection  of
certain  cancers,  including  but  not  limited  to  breast cancer, skin
cancer, testicular cancer and other  cancers  where  certain  preventive
measures  have  become  generally accepted and certain detection methods
have been adopted and recommended generally to the public. Such instruc-
tion shall be an integral part of a required health education course  at
the  senior  high school level, in addition to continued health guidance
in senior high schools. Any such course  shall  be  taught  by  teachers
holding  a  certificate  to  teach  health.  WITH RESPECT TO INSTRUCTION
REGARDING BREAST CANCER, SUCH INSTRUCTION SHALL INCLUDE AGE AND DEVELOP-
MENTALLY APPROPRIATE INSTRUCTION IN PERFORMING SELF-EXAMINATIONS.
  B. IN ADDITION TO THE REQUIREMENTS OF PARAGRAPH A OF THIS SUBDIVISION,
WITH RESPECT TO THE INSTRUCTION REGARDING BREAST CANCER,  SUCH  INSTRUC-
TION MAY BE OFFERED IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS AS DEEMED APPROPRI-
ATE  BY  LOCAL BOARDS OF EDUCATION AND THE CHANCELLOR OF THE CITY SCHOOL
DISTRICT OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK.
  § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law.



 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD14535-05-0