senate Bill S1969

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to employment of mental health professionals by school districts

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 16, 2021 referred to education

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S1969 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A5019
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§901 & 902, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S4217, A5373

S1969 (ACTIVE) - Summary

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

S1969 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1969 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1969
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 16, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  JACKSON,  MAY,  RIVERA, SALAZAR -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed 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
 guide parents, children and teachers in procedures  for  preventing  and
 correcting  defects  and  diseases;  to instruct the school personnel in

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