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SB4971 Summary:

BILL NOS04971A
 
SAME ASSAME AS A06053-A
 
SPONSORMARCELLINO
 
COSPNSRAVELLA
 
MLTSPNSR
 
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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SB4971 Actions:

BILL NOS04971A
 
03/03/2017REFERRED TO EDUCATION
06/06/2017REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO RULES
06/14/2017ORDERED TO THIRD READING CAL.1636
06/14/2017AMENDED ON THIRD READING 4971A
06/19/2017SUBSTITUTED BY A6053A
 A06053 AMEND=A Nolan
 02/23/2017referred to education
 03/01/2017reported referred to ways and means
 05/02/2017reported
 05/04/2017advanced to third reading cal.294
 06/06/2017passed assembly
 06/06/2017delivered to senate
 06/06/2017REFERRED TO RULES
 06/12/2017recalled from senate
 06/12/2017RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
 06/12/2017vote reconsidered - restored to third reading
 06/12/2017amended on third reading 6053a
 06/15/2017repassed assembly
 06/15/2017returned to senate
 06/15/2017COMMITTED TO RULES
 06/19/2017SUBSTITUTED FOR S4971A
 06/19/20173RD READING CAL.1636
 06/19/2017PASSED SENATE
 06/19/2017RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY
 10/11/2017delivered to governor
 10/23/2017signed chap.347
 10/23/2017approval memo.7
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SB4971 Text:



 
                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
 
                                         4971--A
            Cal. No. 1636
 
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
 
                    IN SENATE
 
                                      March 3, 2017
                                       ___________
 
        Introduced  by  Sen.  MARCELLINO  -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed to the Committee on Education -- reported
          favorably from said committee and committed to the Committee on  Rules
          --  ordered to a third reading, amended and ordered reprinted, retain-
          ing its place in 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
    19  prevention, including recommendations for the reduction of  exposure  to
    20  sepsis and an appropriate course of action for sepsis treatment;
    21    (ii)  instructional  tools  and  materials  for  students, parents and
    22  school personnel developed in collaboration  with  the  commissioner  of
 
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD10229-04-7

        S. 4971--A                          2
 
     1  health,  which  shall  include  updated  data  and information on sepsis
     2  awareness and prevention, with a review of such data and information  to
     3  occur  periodically, at intervals deemed appropriate by the commissioner
     4  and the commissioner of health; and
     5    (iii)  public  availability  of  all  materials  related to the sepsis
     6  awareness, prevention and education program on a  dedicated  webpage  on
     7  the  department's  internet  website,  and  provided at no cost to every
     8  school district, board  of  cooperative  educational  services,  charter
     9  school and nonpublic school upon request.
    10    b.  The commissioner shall issue a guidance memorandum to every school
    11  district, board of cooperative educational services, charter school  and
    12  nonpublic  school,  to  inform  them  of  the availability of the sepsis
    13  awareness, prevention and education program and  to  encourage  them  to
    14  develop  policies and procedures, in consultation with their director of
    15  school health services, or the substantial equivalent as  determined  by
    16  the  commissioner  in regulations, regarding when parents and persons in
    17  parental relations are to be notified of illness or  injuries  occurring
    18  in school which affects their child, in accordance with article nineteen
    19  of   this   chapter.  The  commissioner  shall  annually  remind  school
    20  districts, boards of cooperative educational services,  charter  schools
    21  and  nonpublic  schools,  of  the  availability  of sepsis awareness and
    22  prevention materials as part of sepsis awareness month.
    23    § 3. Section 6505-b of the education law, as amended by chapter 477 of
    24  the laws of 2008, is amended to read as follows:
    25    § 6505-b. Course work or  training  in  infection  control  practices.
    26  Every  dentist,  registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, podiatrist,
    27  optometrist and dental hygienist practicing in the state  shall,  on  or
    28  before  July  first,  nineteen  hundred ninety-four and every four years
    29  thereafter, complete course work or training appropriate to the  profes-
    30  sional's   practice  approved  by  the  department  regarding  infection
    31  control, which shall include sepsis, and barrier precautions,  including
    32  engineering  and  work  practice controls, in accordance with regulatory
    33  standards promulgated  by  the  department,  in  consultation  with  the
    34  department  of health, which shall be consistent, as far as appropriate,
    35  with such standards adopted by the  department  of  health  pursuant  to
    36  section  two hundred thirty-nine of the public health law to prevent the
    37  transmission of HIV, HBV [or], HCV and sepsis in the course  of  profes-
    38  sional practice. Each such professional shall document to the department
    39  at the time of registration commencing with the first registration after
    40  July  first,  nineteen  hundred  ninety-four  that  the professional has
    41  completed course work or  training  in  accordance  with  this  section,
    42  provided, however that a professional subject to the provisions of para-
    43  graph  (f)  of subdivision one of section twenty-eight hundred five-k of
    44  the public health law shall not be required to so document. The  depart-
    45  ment  shall  provide  an  exemption  from this requirement to anyone who
    46  requests such an exemption and  who  (i)  clearly  demonstrates  to  the
    47  department's  satisfaction that there would be no need for him or her to
    48  complete such course work or training because of the nature  of  his  or
    49  her  practice or (ii) that he or she has completed course work or train-
    50  ing deemed by the department to be equivalent  to  the  course  work  or
    51  training  approved  by  the  department  pursuant  to  this section. The
    52  department  shall   consult   with   organizations   representative   of
    53  professions,  institutions and those with expertise in infection control
    54  and HIV, HBV [and], HCV and sepsis with respect to the regulatory stand-
    55  ards promulgated pursuant to this section.

        S. 4971--A                          3
 
     1    § 4. Subdivision (a) of section 239  of  the  public  health  law,  as
     2  amended  by  chapter  477  of  the  laws  of 2008, is amended to read as
     3  follows:
     4    (a)  Every  physician,  physician  assistant  and specialist assistant
     5  practicing in the state shall, on or before July first, nineteen hundred
     6  ninety-four and every four years thereafter,  complete  course  work  or
     7  training,  appropriate  to  the professional's practice, approved by the
     8  department regarding infection control, which shall include sepsis,  and
     9  barrier  precautions,  including engineering and work practice controls,
    10  in accordance with regulatory standards promulgated by the department in
    11  consultation with the department of education,  to  prevent  the  trans-
    12  mission  of  HIV, HBV [or], HCV and sepsis in the course of professional
    13  practice. Such coursework or training must also be  completed  by  every
    14  medical student, medical resident and physician assistant student in the
    15  state  as part of the orientation programs conducted by medical schools,
    16  medical residency programs and physician assistant programs.
    17    § 5. Every dentist, registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, podia-
    18  trist, optometrist, dental hygienist, physician, physician assistant and
    19  special assistant practicing in the state who is  required  to  complete
    20  course  work  or  training  that  includes sepsis as required by section
    21  6505-b of the education law or subdivision (a) of  section  239  of  the
    22  public  health  law shall first be required to complete such course work
    23  or training that includes such topics on or before July 1, 2022.
    24    § 6. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
    25  the  date  on  which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
    26  effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
    27  or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
    28  tive date are authorized to be made  or  completed  on  or  before  such
    29  effective date.
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