|SAME AS||SAME AS S04971-A|
|COSPNSR||Benedetto, Blake, Colton, Cook, D'Urso, Glick, Hyndman, Jaffee, Ortiz, Pheffer Amato, Santabarbara, Seawright, Sepulveda, Simon, Simotas, Williams|
|Amd §§305 & 6505-b, Ed L; amd §239, Pub Health L|
|Directs the commissioner of education to collaborate with the department of health and other health organizations to establish regulations for a sepsis awareness and prevention program for school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and nonpublic schools.|
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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 6053--A Cal. No. 294 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY February 23, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. NOLAN, BENEDETTO, BLAKE, COLTON, COOK, D'URSO, GLICK, HYNDMAN, JAFFEE, ORTIZ, PHEFFER AMATO, SANTABARBARA, SEAWRIGHT, SEPULVEDA, SIMON, SIMOTAS, WILLIAMS -- Multi-Sponsored by -- M. of A. BRAUNSTEIN, ENGLEBRIGHT -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education -- reported and referred to the Committee on Ways and Means -- advanced to a third reading, passed by Assembly and delivered to the Senate, recalled from the Senate, vote reconsidered, bill amended, ordered reprinted, retaining its place on the order of third reading AN ACT to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation to a sepsis awareness, prevention and education program The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. This act shall be known and may be cited as "Rory 2 Staunton's law." 3 § 2. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new 4 subdivision 56 to read as follows: 5 56. a. The commissioner shall consult and collaborate with the commis- 6 sioner of health and organizations that promote sepsis awareness, 7 prevention and education, as well as other interested parties, to estab- 8 lish and develop a sepsis awareness, prevention and education program 9 within the department. Such program shall be defined by the commissioner 10 in regulations after consultation with the department of health and be 11 designed to educate students, parents and school personnel about sepsis 12 awareness and prevention. Such program shall include, but not be limited 13 to: 14 (i) age-appropriate model curriculum, exemplar lesson plans, and best 15 practice instructional resources for students, parents and school 16 personnel designed to promote awareness and prevention methods against 17 sepsis. Such model curriculum, lesson plans and instructional resources 18 shall include but not be limited to guidelines and methods of EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD10229-03-7A. 6053--A 2 1 prevention, including recommendations for the reduction of exposure to 2 sepsis and an appropriate course of action for sepsis treatment; 3 (ii) instructional tools and materials for students, parents and 4 school personnel developed in collaboration with the commissioner of 5 health, which shall include updated data and information on sepsis 6 awareness and prevention, with a review of such data and information to 7 occur periodically, at intervals deemed appropriate by the commissioner 8 and the commissioner of health; and 9 (iii) public availability of all materials related to the sepsis 10 awareness, prevention and education program on a dedicated webpage on 11 the department's internet website, and provided at no cost to every 12 school district, board of cooperative educational services, charter 13 school and nonpublic school upon request. 14 b. The commissioner shall issue a guidance memorandum to every school 15 district, board of cooperative educational services, charter school and 16 nonpublic school, to inform them of the availability of the sepsis 17 awareness, prevention and education program and to encourage them to 18 develop policies and procedures, in consultation with their director of 19 school health services, or the substantial equivalent as determined by 20 the commissioner in regulations, regarding when parents and persons in 21 parental relations are to be notified of illness or injuries occurring 22 in school which affects their child, in accordance with article nineteen 23 of this chapter. The commissioner shall annually remind school 24 districts, boards of cooperative educational services, charter schools 25 and nonpublic schools, of the availability of sepsis awareness and 26 prevention materials as part of sepsis awareness month. 27 § 3. Section 6505-b of the education law, as amended by chapter 477 of 28 the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows: 29 § 6505-b. Course work or training in infection control practices. 30 Every dentist, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, podiatrist, 31 optometrist and dental hygienist practicing in the state shall, on or 32 before July first, nineteen hundred ninety-four and every four years 33 thereafter, complete course work or training appropriate to the profes- 34 sional's practice approved by the department regarding infection 35 control, which shall include sepsis, and barrier precautions, including 36 engineering and work practice controls, in accordance with regulatory 37 standards promulgated by the department, in consultation with the 38 department of health, which shall be consistent, as far as appropriate, 39 with such standards adopted by the department of health pursuant to 40 section two hundred thirty-nine of the public health law to prevent the 41 transmission of HIV, HBV [ or], HCV and sepsis in the course of profes- 42 sional practice. Each such professional shall document to the department 43 at the time of registration commencing with the first registration after 44 July first, nineteen hundred ninety-four that the professional has 45 completed course work or training in accordance with this section, 46 provided, however that a professional subject to the provisions of para- 47 graph (f) of subdivision one of section twenty-eight hundred five-k of 48 the public health law shall not be required to so document. The depart- 49 ment shall provide an exemption from this requirement to anyone who 50 requests such an exemption and who (i) clearly demonstrates to the 51 department's satisfaction that there would be no need for him or her to 52 complete such course work or training because of the nature of his or 53 her practice or (ii) that he or she has completed course work or train- 54 ing deemed by the department to be equivalent to the course work or 55 training approved by the department pursuant to this section. The 56 department shall consult with organizations representative ofA. 6053--A 3 1 professions, institutions and those with expertise in infection control 2 and HIV, HBV [ and], HCV and sepsis with respect to the regulatory stand- 3 ards promulgated pursuant to this section. 4 § 4. Subdivision (a) of section 239 of the public health law, as 5 amended by chapter 477 of the laws of 2008, is amended to read as 6 follows: 7 (a) Every physician, physician assistant and specialist assistant 8 practicing in the state shall, on or before July first, nineteen hundred 9 ninety-four and every four years thereafter, complete course work or 10 training, appropriate to the professional's practice, approved by the 11 department regarding infection control, which shall include sepsis, and 12 barrier precautions, including engineering and work practice controls, 13 in accordance with regulatory standards promulgated by the department in 14 consultation with the department of education, to prevent the trans- 15 mission of HIV, HBV [ or], HCV and sepsis in the course of professional 16 practice. Such coursework or training must also be completed by every 17 medical student, medical resident and physician assistant student in the 18 state as part of the orientation programs conducted by medical schools, 19 medical residency programs and physician assistant programs. 20 § 5. Every dentist, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, podia- 21 trist, optometrist, dental hygienist, physician, physician assistant and 22 special assistant practicing in the state who is required to complete 23 course work or training that includes sepsis as required by section 24 6505-b of the education law or subdivision (a) of section 239 of the 25 public health law shall first be required to complete such course work 26 or training that includes such topics on or before July 1, 2022. 27 § 6. This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding 28 the date on which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that 29 effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule 30 or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec- 31 tive date are authorized to be made or completed on or before such 32 effective date.