senate Bill S2406A

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 13, 2020 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Feb 12, 2020 advanced to third reading
Feb 11, 2020 2nd report cal.
Feb 10, 2020 1st report cal.383
Feb 03, 2020 print number 2406a
Feb 03, 2020 amend and recommit to higher education
Jan 08, 2020 referred to higher education
returned to senate
died in assembly
Jun 11, 2019 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
ordered to third reading cal.1239
committee discharged and committed to rules
Jan 24, 2019 referred to higher education

Votes

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Feb 10, 2020 - Higher Education committee Vote

S2406A
9
1
committee
9
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Higher Education Committee Vote: Feb 10, 2020

nay (1)
aye wr (1)

Jun 11, 2019 - Rules committee Vote

S2406
17
1
committee
17
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Co-Sponsors

S2406 - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §2805-k, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1328
2011-2012: S2743
2013-2014: S925
2015-2016: S954
2017-2018: S3456

S2406 - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals, including two hours of course work encompassing minority healthcare issues.

S2406 - Sponsor Memo

S2406 - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  2406

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, BAILEY, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, RIVERA -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Higher Education

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to requiring cultural awareness and competence  training  for  medical
  professionals

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6505-d
to read as follows:
  § 6505-D. COURSE WORK OR TRAINING IN  CULTURAL  AWARENESS  AND  COMPE-
TENCE.  1.  EVERY  PHYSICIAN,  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT, DENTIST, REGISTERED
NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, PODIATRIST, OPTOMETRIST AND NURSE PRAC-
TITIONER PRACTICING IN THE STATE WHO PROVIDES DIRECT MEDICAL SERVICES TO
PATIENTS IN THIS STATE SHALL, ON OR  BEFORE  JULY  FIRST,  TWO  THOUSAND
TWENTY AND EVERY REGISTRATION PERIOD THEREAFTER, COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR
TRAINING REGARDING CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE IN THE PROVISION OF
MEDICAL  SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH  REGULATED STANDARDS PROMULGATED BY
THE DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  HEALTH.  SUCH
CULTURAL  AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE COURSE WORK OR TRAINING SHALL REQUIRE
TWO HOURS OF COURSE WORK OR TRAINING  ENCOMPASSING  MINORITY  HEALTHCARE
ISSUES  INCLUDING  ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, LINGUISTIC, SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND
GENDER IDENTITY HEALTHCARE ISSUES AND THEIR IMPACT ON  MINORITY  HEALTH-
CARE.  IN PROMULGATING REGULATORY STANDARDS PURSUANT TO THIS SECTION THE
DEPARTMENT IS ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH  ORGANIZATIONS  REPRESENTATIVE  OF
PROFESSIONS, INSTITUTIONS AND THOSE WITH EXPERTISE IN CULTURAL AWARENESS
AND COMPETENCE.
  2.  AS  USED IN THIS SECTION, "ACCEPTABLE FORMAL CONTINUING EDUCATION"
SHALL MEAN FORMAL PROGRAMS OF LEARNING WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO  PROFESSIONAL
PRACTICE  AND  WHICH MEET THE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY REGULATIONS OF THE
COMMISSIONER. TO FULFILL THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT,

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

Co-Sponsors

S2406A (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §2805-k, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1328
2011-2012: S2743
2013-2014: S925
2015-2016: S954
2017-2018: S3456

S2406A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals, including two hours of course work encompassing minority healthcare issues.

S2406A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2406A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                 2406--A

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced by Sens. SERRANO, BAILEY, KRUEGER, MONTGOMERY, RIVERA -- read
  twice  and  ordered  printed,  and when printed to be committed to the
  Committee on Higher Education -- recommitted to the Committee on High-
  er Education in accordance with Senate Rule 6,  sec.  8  --  committee
  discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted
  to said committee

AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
  to  requiring  cultural  awareness and competence training for medical
  professionals

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

  Section 1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 6505-d
to read as follows:
  §  6505-D.  COURSE  WORK  OR TRAINING IN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPE-
TENCE. 1. EVERY  PHYSICIAN,  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT,  DENTIST,  REGISTERED
NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, PODIATRIST, OPTOMETRIST AND NURSE PRAC-
TITIONER PRACTICING IN THE STATE WHO PROVIDES DIRECT MEDICAL SERVICES TO
PATIENTS  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL,  ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
TWENTY-ONE AND EVERY REGISTRATION  PERIOD  THEREAFTER,  COMPLETE  COURSE
WORK  OR  TRAINING  REGARDING  CULTURAL  AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE IN THE
PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH    REGULATED  STANDARDS
PROMULGATED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF
HEALTH. SUCH CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE COURSE WORK  OR  TRAINING
SHALL REQUIRE TWO HOURS OF COURSE WORK OR TRAINING ENCOMPASSING MINORITY
HEALTHCARE ISSUES INCLUDING ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, LINGUISTIC, SEXUAL ORIEN-
TATION AND GENDER IDENTITY HEALTHCARE ISSUES AND THEIR IMPACT ON MINORI-
TY  HEALTHCARE.  IN  PROMULGATING  REGULATORY STANDARDS PURSUANT TO THIS
SECTION THE DEPARTMENT IS ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH  ORGANIZATIONS  REPRE-
SENTATIVE  OF  PROFESSIONS,  INSTITUTIONS  AND  THOSE  WITH EXPERTISE IN
CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD03615-02-0

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