Assembly Actions -
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jun 12, 2020||
referred to rules
Senate Bill S8550
2019-2020 Legislative Session
Archive: Last Bill Status - In Senate Committee Rules Committee
- In Committee Assembly
- On Floor Calendar Assembly
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed By Governor
2019-S8550 (ACTIVE) - Details
2019-S8550 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S8550 SPONSOR: HOYLMAN TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to updating school concussion management and response protocols and increasing concussion data collection and reporting SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: This bill is entitled the "Concussion Management and Awareness Improve- ment Act of 2020." The bill amends subdivision 42 of section 305 of the Education Law, constituting the Concussion Management and Awareness Act of 2011, to require that all all medical directors, physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants employed by a school or school district complete an annual course of instruction or equivalent continuing medical education relating to recognizing symptoms and providing treat- ment for pupils who suffer concussions. The bill also provides that no pupil presumed to have suffered a concussion shall resume athletic
2019-S8550 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 8550 I N S E N A T E June 12, 2020 ___________ Introduced by Sen. HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to updating school concussion management and response protocols and increasing concussion data collection and reporting THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as the "concussion management and awareness improvement act of 2020". § 2. Subdivision 42 of section 305 of the education law, as added by chapter 496 of the laws of 2011, is amended to read as follows: 42. a. The commissioner, in conjunction with the commissioner of health, shall promulgate and review as necessary rules and regulations relating to pupils who suffer mild traumatic brain injuries, also referred to as a "concussion," while receiving instruction or engaging in any school sponsored or related activity. In developing such rules and regulations, the commissioner shall consider comments from stake- holders and other interested parties including but not limited to parents, teachers, students, school administrators, school athletic trainers, sport coaches, medical and health professionals, the public schools athletic league (PSAL), the New York state public high school athletic association (NYSPHSAA), and other athletic associations. Such regulations shall include, but not be limited to: (i) requiring a course of instruction relating to recognizing the symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries and monitoring and seeking proper medical treatment for pupils who suffer mild traumatic brain injuries. Such course of instruction shall be required to be completed on a biennial basis by all school coaches, physical education teachers, nurses and athletic trainers. SUCH COURSE OF INSTRUCTION OR AN EQUIV- ALENT HOUR OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION SHALL ALSO BE REQUIRED TO BE COMPLETED ON AN ANNUAL BASIS BY ALL MEDICAL DIRECTORS, PHYSICIANS, NURSE PRACTITIONERS, AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS EMPLOYED BY A SCHOOL OR SCHOOL DISTRICT. The course of instruction required by this subparagraph shall include, but not be limited to, the definition of a "concussion," signs EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
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