assembly Bill A6179

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires instruction in senior high schools regarding calling 911 when witnessing or experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to education
Mar 10, 2021 referred to education

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A6179 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S7505
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §804-e, Ed L

A6179 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires instruction in senior high schools regarding calling 911 when witnessing or experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose; provides that pupils shall receive instruction regarding the lawfulness of calling 911 when witnessing or experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose; encourages pupils to call 911 when witnessing or experiencing a drug or alcohol overdose without fear of arrest.

A6179 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   6179
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                              March 10, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  M.  of  A. L. ROSENTHAL -- read once and referred to the
   Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring  instruction
   in  senior high schools regarding calling 911 when witnessing or expe-
   riencing a drug or alcohol overdose

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 804-e
 to read as follows:
   § 804-E. INSTRUCTION RELATED TO WITNESSING OR EXPERIENCING A  DRUG  OR
 ALCOHOL  OVERDOSE.  1.  INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION
 220.78 OF THE PENAL LAW, ALSO KNOWN AS THE  "NEW  YORK  STATE  911  GOOD
 SAMARITAN  LAW",  SHALL  BE  INCLUDED  AS A PART OF THE HEALTH EDUCATION
 CURRICULUM IN ALL SENIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. SUCH COURSE OF INSTRUCTION  SHALL
 EDUCATE PUPILS ON THE PROTECTIONS OF SUCH LAW, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
 TO, THE LAWFULNESS OF CALLING 911 WHEN WITNESSING OR EXPERIENCING A DRUG
 OR  ALCOHOL  OVERDOSE  THAT  REQUIRES  EMERGENCY MEDICAL CARE, AND SHALL
 ENCOURAGE PUPILS TO CALL 911 WHEN WITNESSING OR EXPERIENCING A  DRUG  OR
 ALCOHOL OVERDOSE WITHOUT FEAR OF ARREST.
   2.  THE  COMMISSIONER SHALL PROMULGATE RULES AND REGULATIONS TO ESTAB-
 LISH A CURRICULUM FOR INSTRUCTION WHICH SHALL  BE  AGE  APPROPRIATE  AND
 DEVELOPED  ACCORDING  TO THE NEEDS AND ABILITIES OF PUPILS AT SUCCESSIVE
 GRADE LEVELS.
   3. SCHOOL AUTHORITIES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED TO PROVIDE THE NEEDED FACIL-
 ITIES, TIME, AND PLACE FOR THE  INSTRUCTION  SET  FORTH  HEREIN  AND  TO
 PROVIDE LEARNING AIDS AND CURRICULUM RESOURCE MATERIALS WHICH CONTRIBUTE
 TO  EFFECTIVE  TEACHING  METHODS  AND LEARNING REGARDING THE DECISION TO
 CALL 911 WHEN WITNESSING OR EXPERIENCING A DRUG OR ALCOHOL OVERDOSE.
   § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD06198-01-1