assembly Bill A1401

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to requiring anti-bias training for every medical student, medical resident and physician assistant student in the state

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 11, 2021 referred to health

A1401 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Senate Version of this Bill:
S3077
Current Committee:
Assembly Health
Law Section:
Public Health Law
Laws Affected:
Add Art 2 Title 3-A §245, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
A8741, S6889

A1401 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires anti-bias training for every medical student, medical resident and physician assistant student in the state, and requires the department of health to make an annual report on the implementation and effectiveness of such training.

A1401 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1401
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                           I N  A S S E M B L Y
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by M. of A. REYES -- read once and referred to the Committee
   on Health
 
 AN ACT to amend the public health law, in relation  to  requiring  anti-
   bias  training  for every medical student, medical resident and physi-
   cian assistant student in the state
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  Article 2 of the public health law is amended by adding a
 new title 3-A to read as follows:
                                 TITLE 3-A
                            ANTI-BIAS TRAINING
 SECTION 245. TRAINING IN BIAS AWARENESS AND ELIMINATION PRACTICES.
   § 245. TRAINING IN BIAS AWARENESS AND ELIMINATION PRACTICES. (A) EVERY
 MEDICAL STUDENT, MEDICAL RESIDENT AND PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT STUDENT IN THE
 STATE AS PART OF THE ORIENTATION PROGRAMS CONDUCTED BY MEDICAL  SCHOOLS,
 MEDICAL  RESIDENCY  PROGRAMS  AND  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT  PROGRAMS  SHALL
 COMPLETE COURSE WORK OR TRAINING, APPROVED BY THE DEPARTMENT,  REGARDING
 AWARENESS  OF  AND  ELIMINATION PRACTICES FOR BOTH IMPLICIT AND EXPLICIT
 BIAS.
   (B) EVERY MEDICAL STUDENT, MEDICAL RESIDENT  AND  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT
 STUDENT  IN  THE  STATE  SHALL  PROVIDE  TO THE DEPARTMENT DOCUMENTATION
 DEMONSTRATING THE COMPLETION OF AND  COMPETENCE  IN  THE  COURSEWORK  OR
 TRAINING REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.
   (C) THE DEPARTMENT SHALL CONSULT WITH THE STATE BOARD FOR MEDICINE AND
 THE  DIVISION  OF HUMAN RIGHTS IN DEVELOPING GUIDELINES FOR THE TRAINING
 REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.
   (D) ONE YEAR AFTER THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF  THIS  SECTION  AND  ANNUALLY
 EVERY  YEAR  THEREAFTER,  THE  DEPARTMENT  SHALL  SUBMIT A REPORT TO THE
 GOVERNOR AND THE LEGISLATURE ON THE IMPLEMENTATION AND EFFECTIVENESS  OF
 THE TRAINING REQUIRED PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (A) OF THIS SECTION.
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD00173-01-1