|Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
|Apr 19, 2021||referred to mental health|
senate Bill S6241
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
S6241 (ACTIVE) - Details
- Current Committee:
- Senate Mental Health
- Law Section:
- Mental Hygiene Law
- Laws Affected:
- Amd §7.07, Ment Hyg L; add §804-e, Ed L
S6241 (ACTIVE) - Sponsor Memo
BILL NUMBER: S6241 SPONSOR: RITCHIE TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the mental hygiene law, in relation to developing mate- rials relating to suicide prevention for school-aged children, and to amend the education law, in relation to including suicide prevention in health education curriculum PURPOSE: The purpose of this bill is to require the Office of Mental Health in consultation with the State Education Department to identify or develop materials relating to suicide prevention in school-aged children, including materials regarding social media safety and cyberbullying. SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section one requires the Office of Mental Health and the State Education Department to identify or develop materials for educators regarding
S6241 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf
S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K ________________________________________________________________________ 6241 2021-2022 Regular Sessions I N S E N A T E April 19, 2021 ___________ Introduced by Sen. RITCHIE -- 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, in relation to developing mate- rials relating to suicide prevention for school-aged children, and to amend the education law, in relation to including suicide prevention in health education curriculum THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM- BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS: Section 1. Section 7.07 of the mental hygiene law is amended by adding a new subdivision (i) to read as follows: (I) THE OFFICE SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, IDENTIFY OR DEVELOP MATERIALS FOR EDUCATORS REGARDING SUICIDE PREVENTION MEASURES AND SIGNS OF DEPRESSION AMONG SCHOOL-AGED CHILDREN WHICH MAY BE USED BY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND BOARDS OF COOPERATIVE EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, AT THEIR OPTION, TO EDUCATE STUDENTS ABOUT SUCH TOPICS AS SUCH DISTRICTS AND BOARDS DEEM APPROPRIATE. SUCH EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS SHALL INCLUDE, BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO, INFORMATION REGARDING SYMPTOMS OF DEPRESSION, HOW DEPRESSION MANIFESTS ITSELF IN DIFFERENT CULTURES, WARNING SIGNS OF SUICIDE, ACTIONS TO TAKE ONCE A CHILD IS IDENTIFIED AS A RISK OF SUICIDE, SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY AND THE PREVENTION OF CYBERBULLYING, AND A LIST OF EDUCATIONAL WEBSITES REGARDING SUICIDE AND CHILDREN. SUCH MATE- RIAL SHALL BE AVAILABLE ON THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE. THE OFFICE SHALL PROVIDE A HYPERLINK ON ITS WEBSITE TO THE PAGE OF THE EDUCATION DEPARTMENT'S WEBSITE THAT DISPLAYS SUCH MATERIALS. § 2. The education law is amended by adding a new section 804-e to read as follows: § 804-E. INSTRUCTION REGARDING THE PREVENTION OF SUICIDE AMONG SCHOOL- AGED CHILDREN. 1. THE COMMISSIONER SHALL MAKE AVAILABLE ON THE DEPART- MENT WEBSITE MATERIALS IDENTIFIED OR DEVELOPED BY THE OFFICE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN CONSULTATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT PURSUANT TO SUBDIVISION (H) OF SECTION 7.07 OF THE MENTAL HYGIENE LAW. EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted.
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