Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 08, 2020
referred to education
|Mar 04, 2019
referred to education
Senate Bill S4217
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S4217 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S4217 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S4217 SPONSOR: JACKSON TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to the employment of mental health professionals by school districts PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: To insure that all elementary, intermediate, middle, junior and senior high schools throughout New York State have a full-time licensed social worker and a full-time licensed psychologist on staff to meet the needs of their students. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: The education law is amended to add mental health as a provided service under section 901 of the Education law and by adding a new section, 901-b, that states that these mental health services shall include the service of a school psychologist and school social worker, each of which shall be employed by the district.
2019-S4217 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 4217 2019-2020 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E March 4, 2019 ___________ Introduced by Sens. JACKSON, SALAZAR -- 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 the employment of mental health professionals by school districts THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 901 of the education law, as amended by chapter 477 of the laws of 2004, subdivision 1 as amended by section 57 of part A1 of chapter 58 of the laws of 2006, is amended to read as follows: § 901. School health AND MENTAL HEALTH services to be provided. 1. A. School health services, as defined in subdivision two of this section, shall be provided by each school district for all students attending the public schools in this state, except in the city school district of the city of New York, as provided in this article. School health services shall include the services of a registered professional nurse, if one is employed, and shall also include such services as may be rendered as provided in this article in examining students for the existence of disease or disability and in testing the eyes and ears of such students. B. SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES, AS DEFINED IN SUBDIVISION TWO OF THIS SECTION, SHALL BE PROVIDED BY EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THIS STATE, AS PROVIDED IN THIS ARTICLE. SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES SHALL INCLUDE THE SERVICES OF A SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST AND SCHOOL SOCIAL WORKER, EACH OF WHICH SHALL BE EMPLOYED BY THE DISTRICT. 2. A. School health services for the purposes of this article shall mean the several procedures, including, but not limited to, medical examinations, dental inspection and/or screening, scoliosis screening, vision screening and audiometer tests, designed to determine the health status of the child; to inform parents or other persons in parental relation to the child, pupils and teachers of the individual child's health condition subject to federal and state confidentiality laws; to guide parents, children and teachers in procedures for preventing and correcting defects and diseases; to instruct the school personnel in procedures to take in case of accident or illness; to survey and make
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