assembly Bill A5019

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to employment of mental health professionals by school districts

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Feb 10, 2021 referred to education

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A5019 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S1969
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901 & 902, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A5373, S4217

A5019 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

A5019 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   5019
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             February 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M. of A. GONZALEZ-ROJAS -- read once and referred 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
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.