senate Bill S2553

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to enacting the health care worker peer support program

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Jan 05, 2022 referred to finance
Jan 21, 2021 referred to finance

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S2553 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3501
Current Committee:
Senate Finance
Law Section:
Appropriations
Laws Affected:
Add §7.49, Ment Hyg L
Versions Introduced in 2019-2020 Legislative Session:
S8371, A10950

S2553 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Enacts the health care worker peer support program.

S2553 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

S2553 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf

 
                     S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
 ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                   2553
 
                        2021-2022 Regular Sessions
 
                             I N  S E N A T E
 
                             January 21, 2021
                                ___________
 
 Introduced  by  Sens.  JORDAN,  BORRELLO, HELMING, ORTT, TEDISCO -- read
   twice and ordered printed, and when printed to  be  committed  to  the
   Committee on Finance
 
 AN  ACT  to  amend  the  mental hygiene law, in relation to enacting the
   health care worker peer support program; and making  an  appropriation
   therefor

   THE  PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
 BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
 
   Section 1. This act shall be known and may be  cited  as  the  "health
 care worker peer support program".
   § 2. The mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new section 7.49 to
 read as follows:
 § 7.49 HEALTH CARE WORKER PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM.
   (A)  FOR  THE PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING TERMS SHALL HAVE
 THE FOLLOWING MEANINGS:
   (1) "PROGRAM" SHALL MEAN THE "HEALTH CARE WORKER PEER SUPPORT PROGRAM"
 ESTABLISHED BY THIS SECTION.
   (2) "ELIGIBLE ENTITIES" SHALL MEAN AN  ENTITY  WHICH  SUBMITS  TO  THE
 COMMISSIONER  AN  APPLICATION, IN A FORM PRESCRIBED BY THE COMMISSIONER,
 CONTAINING SUCH INFORMATION  AND  ASSURANCES  AS  THE  COMMISSIONER  MAY
 REQUIRE  TO  PROVIDE  INITIAL  AND CONTINUED TRAINING IN MENTAL ILLNESS,
 INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER AND  SUICIDE
 PREVENTION, FOR HEALTH CARE WORKER VOLUNTEERS.
   (B)  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL ESTABLISH A GRANT PROGRAM TO BE KNOWN AS
 THE "HEALTH CARE  WORKER  PEER  SUPPORT  PROGRAM".  SUCH  PROGRAM  SHALL
 PROVIDE GRANTS, WITHIN APPROPRIATIONS THEREFOR, TO ELIGIBLE ENTITIES FOR
 THE  PURPOSE  OF  ESTABLISHING  PEER-TO-PEER  MENTAL HEALTH PROGRAMS FOR
 HEALTH CARE WORKERS.
   (C) THE COMMISSIONER SHALL  ESTABLISH  STANDARDS  APPLICABLE  TO  SUCH
 PROGRAM. SUCH STANDARDS SHALL INCLUDE INITIAL AND CONTINUED TRAINING FOR
 HEALTH  CARE  WORKER PEER VOLUNTEERS, ADMINISTRATIVE STAFFING NEEDS, AND
 
  EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                       [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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