senate Bill S2774

2021-2022 Legislative Session

Relates to mandatory continuing education for teachers relating to mental health issues

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Current Bill Status - In Senate Committee Mental Health Committee


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Jan 05, 2022 referred to mental health
Jan 25, 2021 referred to mental health

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S2774 (ACTIVE) - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A9390
Current Committee:
Senate Mental Health
Law Section:
Mental Hygiene Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §7.23, Ment Hyg L; amd §3006-a, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2015-2016: S6234
2017-2018: S3550
2019-2020: S5704

S2774 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Relates to mandatory continuing education for teachers relating to mental health issues.

S2774 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo

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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