|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Jan 05, 2022||referred to mental health|
|Jan 25, 2021||referred to mental health|
senate Bill S2774
Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee
- In Committee
- On Floor Calendar
- Passed Senate
- Passed Assembly
- Delivered to Governor
- Signed/Vetoed by Governor
S2774 (ACTIVE) - Details
S2774 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S2774 SPONSOR: SEPULVEDA TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law and the education law, in relation to mandatory continuing education for teachers relating to mental health issues PURPOSE: Relates to mandatory continuing education for teachers relating to mental health issues. JUSTIFICATION: Our youth spend more time in school than they do anywhere else except their own home. School is one of the best places for both educators and students to become increasingly aware of mental health, mental health problems and mental disorders. Thusly, making school one of the most efficient places to use in developing and delivering interventions that
S2774 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 2774 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E January 25, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sens. SEPULVEDA, JACKSON, RIVERA, SALAZAR -- read twice and ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on Mental Health AN ACT to amend the mental hygiene law and the education law, in relation to mandatory continuing education for teachers relating to mental health issues THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 7.23 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (d) to read as follows: (D) THE COMMISSIONER IN CONSULTATION WITH THE OFFICE OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES, THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND WITH THE COMMIS- SIONER OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, SHALL DEVELOP COURSE MATERIALS TO BE OFFERED AS PART OF THE REQUIRED CONTINUING TEACHER AND LEADER EDUCA- TION REQUIREMENTS PURSUANT TO PARAGRAPH A OF SUBDIVISION TWO OF SECTION THREE THOUSAND SIX-A OF THE EDUCATION LAW. SUCH TRAINING SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO: 1. CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES; 2. PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH; 3. EATING DISORDERS; 4. BEHAVIORAL HEALTH DISORDERS; 5. BEST PRACTICES FOR IMPROVING THE OVERALL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT; 6. SAFE DE-ESCALATION OF CRISIS SITUATIONS; 7. IDENTIFYING SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, INCLUDING EARLY STAGES OF MENTAL ILLNESS AND BEHAVIORAL HEALTH ISSUES; AND 8. THE USE OF EVIDENCE BASED TRAINING PROGRAMS INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID OR CORE ELEMENTS OF SUCH PROGRAMS TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE. § 2. Paragraph a of subdivision 2 of section 3006-a of the education law, as added by section 2 of subpart C of part EE of chapter 56 of the laws of 2015, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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