senate Bill S6628

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires training for teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of mental health first aid

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Jul 12, 2019 referred to rules

S6628 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5481
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §3004, Ed L; amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L

S6628 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires training for teachers, administrators and instructors in the area of mental health first aid; requires office of mental health to assist in development of curriculum for training.

S6628 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S6628 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  6628

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              July 12, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sen. CARLUCCI -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Rules

AN ACT to amend the  education  law  and  the  mental  hygiene  law,  in
  relation  to  requiring  training  for  teachers,  administrators  and
  instructors in the area of mental health first aid

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

  Section  1.  Section  3004 of the education law is amended by adding a
new subdivision 7 to read as follows:
  7. ON AND AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS  SUBDIVISION,  THE  COMMIS-
SIONER,  IN  CONJUNCTION WITH THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH, IS AUTHORIZED
AND  DIRECTED  TO  REQUIRE  TRAINING  OF  TEACHERS,  ADMINISTRATORS  AND
INSTRUCTORS  IN  THE  AREA  OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID. THE COMMISSIONER
SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO PRESCRIBE THE NECESSARY REGULATIONS  AND  ESTAB-
LISH SUCH PROGRAMS AND TRAINING RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID.
  § 2. Section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new
subdivision (h) to read as follows:
  (H)  THE  OFFICE  OF MENTAL HEALTH SHALL ADVISE AND ASSIST THE COMMIS-
SIONER OF EDUCATION IN DEVELOPING A TRAINING  CURRICULUM  FOR  TEACHERS,
ADMINISTRATORS AND INSTRUCTORS IN THE AREA OF MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID TO
MEET THE NEEDS OF A PERSON EXPERIENCING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES.
  § 3. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD09523-01-9

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