senate Bill S3681

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory continuing education for teachers relating to mental health issues and trauma informed care

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Education Committee


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Jan 30, 2021 referred to education

S3681 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.23, Ment Hyg L; amd §3006-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8304

S3681 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to mandatory continuing education for teachers relating to mental health issues and trauma informed care.

S3681 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S3681 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   3681
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 30, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sen.  FELDER -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
   printed to be committed to the Committee on Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the  mental  hygiene  law  and  the  education  law,  in
   relation  to  mandatory  continuing education for teachers relating to
   mental health issues and trauma informed care

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. Section 7.23 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding
 a new subdivision (d) to read as follows:
   (D)  THE  COMMISSIONER,  IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
 AND THE COMMISSIONER OF  THE  DEPARTMENT  OF  EDUCATION,  SHALL  DEVELOP
 COURSE MATERIALS TO BE OFFERED AS PART OF THE REQUIRED CONTINUING TEACH-
 ER AND LEADER EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVI-
 SION  TWO  OF  SECTION  THREE THOUSAND SIX-A OF THE EDUCATION LAW.  SUCH
 TRAINING SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
   1. CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES;
   2. PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH;
   3. TRAUMA INFORMED CARE, INTERVENTION AND PRACTICES;
   4. ADVERSE CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING;
   5. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISORDERS;
   6. BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPROVING THE OVERALL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT;
   7. SAFE DE-ESCALATION OF CRISIS SITUATIONS;
   8. IDENTIFYING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING EARLY  STAGES  OF  MENTAL
 ILLNESS AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES; AND
   9.  THE  USE  OF  EVIDENCE  BASED TRAINING PROGRAMS INCLUDING, BUT NOT
 LIMITED TO, MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID OR CORE ELEMENTS OF SUCH PROGRAMS TO
 THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.
   § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 3006-a of  the  education
 law,  as added by section 2 of subpart C of part EE of chapter 56 of the
 laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows:

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD08265-01-1

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