senate Bill S8550

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Updates school concussion management and response protocols and increases concussion data collection and reporting

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Jun 12, 2020 referred to rules

S8550 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A10648
Current Committee:
Senate Rules
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2021-2022 Legislative Session:
S1074, A2564

S8550 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to updating school concussion management and response protocols; increases concussion data collection and reporting.

S8550 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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