senate Bill S1352

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals

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Current Bill Status - Passed Senate


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    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Feb 01, 2021 referred to higher education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jan 25, 2021 advanced to third reading
Jan 20, 2021 2nd report cal.
Jan 19, 2021 1st report cal.93
Jan 11, 2021 referred to higher education

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S1352 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A4515
Current Committee:
Assembly Higher Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add §6505-d, Ed L; amd §2805-k, Pub Health L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2009-2010: S1328, A5936
2011-2012: S2743, A5185, A6449
2013-2014: S925, A6746, A8689
2015-2016: S954, A770
2017-2018: S3456, A626
2019-2020: S2406, A2886

S1352 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires cultural awareness and competence training for medical professionals, including two hours of course work encompassing minority healthcare issues.

S1352 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S1352 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   1352
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 11, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. SERRANO, BAILEY, KRUEGER, RIVERA -- read twice and
   ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on
   Higher Education
 
 AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation
   to  requiring  cultural  awareness and competence training for medical
   professionals

   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 6505-d
 to read as follows:
   §  6505-D.  COURSE  WORK  OR TRAINING IN CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPE-
 TENCE. 1. EVERY  PHYSICIAN,  PHYSICIAN  ASSISTANT,  DENTIST,  REGISTERED
 NURSE, LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, PODIATRIST, OPTOMETRIST AND NURSE PRAC-
 TITIONER PRACTICING IN THE STATE WHO PROVIDES DIRECT MEDICAL SERVICES TO
 PATIENTS  IN  THIS  STATE  SHALL,  ON OR BEFORE JULY FIRST, TWO THOUSAND
 TWENTY-TWO AND EVERY REGISTRATION  PERIOD  THEREAFTER,  COMPLETE  COURSE
 WORK  OR  TRAINING  REGARDING  CULTURAL  AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE IN THE
 PROVISION OF MEDICAL SERVICES IN ACCORDANCE WITH    REGULATED  STANDARDS
 PROMULGATED  BY  THE  DEPARTMENT, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF
 HEALTH. SUCH CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE COURSE WORK  OR  TRAINING
 SHALL REQUIRE TWO HOURS OF COURSE WORK OR TRAINING ENCOMPASSING MINORITY
 HEALTHCARE ISSUES INCLUDING ETHNIC, RELIGIOUS, LINGUISTIC, SEXUAL ORIEN-
 TATION AND GENDER IDENTITY HEALTHCARE ISSUES AND THEIR IMPACT ON MINORI-
 TY  HEALTHCARE.  IN  PROMULGATING  REGULATORY STANDARDS PURSUANT TO THIS
 SECTION THE DEPARTMENT IS ADVISED TO CONSULT WITH  ORGANIZATIONS  REPRE-
 SENTATIVE  OF  PROFESSIONS,  INSTITUTIONS  AND  THOSE  WITH EXPERTISE IN
 CULTURAL AWARENESS AND COMPETENCE.
   2. AS USED IN THIS SECTION, "ACCEPTABLE FORMAL  CONTINUING  EDUCATION"
 SHALL  MEAN FORMAL PROGRAMS OF LEARNING WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO PROFESSIONAL
 PRACTICE AND WHICH MEET THE STANDARDS PRESCRIBED BY REGULATIONS  OF  THE
 COMMISSIONER. TO FULFILL THE MANDATORY CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT,
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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