senate Bill S2534

Signed By Governor
2021-2022 Legislative Session

Requires home health aides and nurse's aides to receive training in working with patients of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions

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    • Passed Senate
    • Passed Assembly
  • Delivered to Governor
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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Dec 23, 2022 approval memo.55
signed chap.737
Dec 12, 2022 delivered to governor
Jun 01, 2022 returned to assembly
passed senate
3rd reading cal.986
substituted for s2534a
Jun 01, 2022 substituted by a1880a
May 05, 2022 advanced to third reading
amended (t) 2534a
May 04, 2022 2nd report cal.
May 03, 2022 1st report cal.986
Jan 05, 2022 referred to health
Jan 21, 2021 referred to health

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S2534 - Details

Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6223

S2534 - Summary

Requires home health aides and nurse's aides to receive training in working with patients of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions as part of the education and training for certification; directs the commissioner of health to develop curriculum in accordance with specified information.

S2534 - Sponsor Memo

S2534 - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2534
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, HOYLMAN -- read twice and ordered printed,
   and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
 
 AN ACT relating to requiring home health  aides  and  nurse's  aides  to
   receive  training in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgen-
   der individuals

   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  commissioner  of  health,  in  consultation with the
 commissioner of education, shall develop a training program  unit  which
 focuses  on  working  with  lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender popu-
 lations, as part of the state approved education  or  training  programs
 required  for  certification  of home health aides, personal care aides,
 personal care staff, and certified nurse's aides.
   § 2. The training program unit required by this act should include the
 following components and information:
   (a) an explanation of the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, and  transgen-
 der (LGBT);
   (b) an understanding of why LGBT individuals may hide their identity;
   (c)  incorporate LGBT concerns into person-directed care, so that each
 individual can make the best decisions for their own situation;
   (d) specific information designed for staff working in nursing care or
 other residential care settings;
   (e) unique needs of LGBT individuals, including older adults;
   (f) an overview of the various rights and protections extended to LGBT
 individuals;
   (g) best practices for creating communities welcoming to LGBT individ-
 uals including older adults, their loved ones, and their caregivers;
   (h) practical tips from experts about how to ask questions related  to
 sexual  orientation  and  gender identity and understand why these ques-
 tions are important for all service organizations;
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05729-01-1

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S2534A (ACTIVE) - Details

Law Section:
Health
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S6223

S2534A (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires home health aides and nurse's aides to receive training in working with patients of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities or expressions as part of the education and training for certification; directs the commissioner of health to develop curriculum in accordance with specified information.

S2534A (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2534A (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                  2534--A
     Cal. No. 986
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens. RIVERA, ADDABBO, BIAGGI, COONEY, HINCHEY, HOYLMAN,
   JACKSON -- read twice and ordered printed,  and  when  printed  to  be
   committed  to  the Committee on Health -- recommitted to the Committee
   on Health in accordance with Senate Rule 6, sec. 8 -- reported favora-
   bly from said committee, ordered to first and second  report,  amended
   on  second  report, ordered to a third reading, and to be reprinted as
   amended, retaining its place in the order of third reading
 
 AN ACT relating to requiring home health  aides  and  nurse's  aides  to
   receive  training  in  working  with patients of diverse sexual orien-
   tations and gender identities or expressions
 
   THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section  1.  The  commissioner  of  health,  in  consultation with the
 commissioner of education, shall develop a training program  unit  which
 focuses  on  working  with  patients  of diverse sexual orientations and
 gender identities or expressions, as part of the state  approved  educa-
 tion  or  training  programs  required  for certification of home health
 aides, personal care aides, personal care staff, and  certified  nurse's
 aides.
   § 2. The training program unit required by this act should include the
 following components and information:
   (a)  an  explanation of the terms lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, ques-
 tioning, intersex, asexual, gender non-conforming and non-binary;
   (b) an understanding of why patients with diverse sexual  orientations
 and gender identities or expressions may hide their identities;
   (c)  incorporate concerns of patients with diverse sexual orientations
 and gender identities or expressions into person-directed care, so  that
 each individual can make the best decisions for their own situation;
   (d) specific information designed for staff working in nursing care or
 other residential care settings;

  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                            LBD05729-03-2

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