assembly Bill A1880

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires home health aides and nurse's aides to receive training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 11, 2021 referred to health


A1880 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A7589, S6223

A1880 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires home health aides and nurse's aides to receive training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals as part of the education and training for certification; directs the commissioner of health to develop curriculum in accordance with specified information.

A1880 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
                             January 11, 2021
 Introduced  by  M. of A. DINOWITZ, OTIS -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Health
 AN ACT relating to requiring home health  aides  and  nurse's  aides  to
   receive  training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen-
   der individuals
   Section  1.  The  commissioner  of  health,  in  consultation with the
 commissioner of education, shall develop a training program  unit  which
 focuses  on  working  with  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender popu-
 lations, as part of the state approved education  or  training  programs
 required  for  certification  of home health aides, personal care aides,
 personal care staff, and certified nurse's aides.
   § 2. The training program unit required by this act should include the
 following components and information:
   (a) an explanation of the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and  transgen-
 der (LGBT);
   (b) an understanding of why LGBT individuals may hide their identity;
   (c)  incorporate LGBT concerns into person-directed care, so that each
 individual can make the best decisions for their own situation;
   (d) specific information designed for staff working in nursing care or
 other residential care settings;
   (e) unique needs of LGBT individuals, including older adults;
   (f) an overview of the various rights and protections extended to LGBT
   (g) best practices for creating communities welcoming to LGBT individ-
 uals including older adults, their loved ones, and their caregivers;
   (h) practical tips from experts about how to ask questions related  to
 sexual  orientation  and  gender identity and understand why these ques-
 tions are important for all service organizations;
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.