senate Bill S4217

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Relates to employment of mental health professionals by school districts

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Mar 04, 2019 referred to education

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S4217 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5373
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901 & 902, Ed L

S4217 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Provides for the employment of mental health professionals by school districts.

S4217 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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