senate Bill S6223

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires home health aides and nurse's aides to receive training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals

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Jan 08, 2020 referred to health
May 24, 2019 referred to health


S6223 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Senate Health
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S2534, A1880

S6223 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires home health aides and nurse's aides to receive training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals as part of the education and training for certification; directs the commissioner of health to develop curriculum in accordance with specified information.

S6223 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6223 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              May 24, 2019

Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
  and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health

AN ACT relating to requiring home health  aides  and  nurse's  aides  to
  receive  training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen-
  der individuals


  Section  1.  The  commissioner  of  health,  in  consultation with the
commissioner of education, shall develop a training program  unit  which
focuses  on  working  with  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender popu-
lations, as part of the state approved education  or  training  programs
required  for  certification  of home health aides, personal care aides,
personal care staff, and certified nurse's aides.
  § 2. The training program unit required by this act should include the
following components and information:
  (a) an explanation of the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and  transgen-
der (LGBT);
  (b) an understanding of why LGBT individuals may hide their identity;
  (c)  incorporate LGBT concerns into person-directed care, so that each
individual can make the best decisions for their own situation;
  (d) specific information designed for staff working in nursing care or
other residential care settings;
  (e) unique needs of LGBT individuals, including older adults;
  (f) an overview of the various rights and protections extended to LGBT
  (g) best practices for creating communities welcoming to LGBT individ-
uals including older adults, their loved ones, and their caregivers;
  (h) practical tips from experts about how to ask questions related  to
sexual  orientation  and  gender identity and understand why these ques-
tions are important for all service organizations;

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


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