assembly Bill A1250

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Directs the commissioner of mental health to create a workgroup and report regarding frontline worker trauma informed care; repealer

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  • Introduced
  • In Committee
  • On Floor Calendar
    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
  • Signed by Governor

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 16, 2021 signed chap.33
Feb 12, 2021 delivered to governor
Feb 08, 2021 returned to assembly
passed senate
Feb 02, 2021 3rd reading cal.72
substituted for s1301
Jan 25, 2021 referred to rules
delivered to senate
passed assembly
Jan 14, 2021 advanced to third reading cal.20
Jan 12, 2021 reported
Jan 07, 2021 referred to mental health


A1250 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene
Laws Affected:
Rpld §7.48, Ment Hyg L (as proposed in S.8608-A & A.10629-A)

A1250 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Directs the commissioner of mental health to create a workgroup and report regarding frontline worker trauma informed care.

A1250 (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 7, 2021
 Introduced  by M. of A. GUNTHER -- read once and referred to the Commit-
   tee on Mental Health
 AN ACT to direct the commissioner of mental health to create a workgroup
   and report regarding frontline worker trauma informed care; to  repeal
   section 7.48 of the mental hygiene law relating thereto; and providing
   for the repeal of certain provisions upon expiration thereof
   Section 1. Section 7.48 of the mental hygiene law, as added by a chap-
 ter of the laws of 2020, amending the mental  hygiene  law  relating  to
 establishing  the  frontline workers trauma informed care advisory coun-
 cil, as proposed in legislative bills numbers S.8608-A and A.10629-A, is
   § 2. The commissioner of mental health shall convene a  workgroup  and
 report  on frontline workers trauma informed care, which may include but
 not be limited to representatives  of  the  state  conference  of  local
 mental  hygiene  service directors under article forty-one of the mental
 hygiene law;  behavioral  health  advocacy  organizations;  health  care
 provider  organizations;  employee  organizations  representing  nurses,
 doctors, and other frontline workers; human service providers as defined
 under section four hundred sixty-four-b of the social services law;  law
 enforcement agencies; and individuals with expertise in fields of disci-
 pline related to trauma informed care. The workgroup shall meet regular-
 ly  and  as  often  as  is  necessary  to carry out the responsibilities
 required by this section and a link to information regarding  the  work-
 group  and  their  activities  shall  be made available on the office of
 mental health's website.  Such report shall (1) identify  evidence-based
 tools  to  track the impact of COVID-19 associated collective trauma and
 the needs of frontline workers; (2) identify or develop training  oppor-
 tunities  for  organizations  that  employ  frontline  workers on how to
 support the mental health and wellness of their impacted employees;  (3)
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.