senate Bill S7095A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

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

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jan 21, 2020 print number 7095a
Jan 21, 2020 amend and recommit to education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to education

S7095 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9689
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1294, A3715

S7095 - Summary

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

S7095 - Sponsor Memo

S7095 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  7095

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- 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  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.
  §  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.
S                                                          LBD14535-03-0

S7095A (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9689
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1294, A3715

S7095A (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S7095A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S7095A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 7095--A

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2020
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  MAYER  -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Education  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

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.
                                                           LBD14535-04-0

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