A00723 Summary:

SAME ASNo same as
SPONSORBraunstein (MS)
COSPNSREnglebright, Weprin
MLTSPNSRAubry, Lupardo
Amd S6507, Ed L
Requires physicians, chiropractors, dentists, registered nurses, podiatrists, optometrists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and dental hygienists to have completed one hour of coursework or training regarding the identification and reporting of elderly abuse prior to the renewal of a license, registration or limited permit; provides procedures and provides for exemptions when no need therefor.
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A00723 Actions:

01/09/2013referred to higher education
01/08/2014referred to higher education
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A00723 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                               2013-2014 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                     January 9, 2013
        Introduced  by  M.  of  A.  BRAUNSTEIN,  ENGLEBRIGHT,  GIBSON, WEPRIN --
          Multi-Sponsored by -- M.  of  A.  AUBRY,  LUPARDO  --  read  once  and
          referred to the Committee on Higher Education
        AN  ACT  to  amend the education law, in relation to health care practi-

          tioner professional education in the area of elderly abuse
          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1. Paragraph a of subdivision 3 of section 6507 of the educa-
     2  tion law, as amended by chapter 356 of the laws of 2006, is  amended  to
     3  read as follows:
     4    a. Establish standards for preprofessional and professional education,
     5  experience and licensing examinations as required to implement the arti-
     6  cle for each profession. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the
     7  commissioner shall establish standards requiring that all persons apply-
     8  ing,  on or after January first, nineteen hundred ninety-one, initially,
     9  or for the renewal of, a license, registration or limited permit to be a
    10  physician, chiropractor, dentist, registered nurse, podiatrist,  optome-

    11  trist,   psychiatrist,  psychologist,  licensed  master  social  worker,
    12  licensed clinical  social  worker,  licensed  creative  arts  therapist,
    13  licensed  marriage  and family therapist, licensed mental health counse-
    14  lor, licensed psychoanalyst, or dental hygienist shall, in  addition  to
    15  all  the  other  licensure,  certification  or permit requirements, have
    16  completed [two] three hours of  coursework  or  training  regarding  the
    17  identification  and reporting of child and elder abuse and maltreatment.
    18  The coursework or training shall be  obtained  from  an  institution  or
    19  provider  which  has  been  approved  by  the department to provide such
    20  coursework or training. [The] Two hours of the  coursework  or  training
    21  shall  include information regarding the physical and behavioral indica-

    22  tors of  child  abuse  and  maltreatment  and  the  statutory  reporting
    23  requirements  set  out  in  sections  four hundred thirteen through four
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

        A. 723                              2
     1  hundred twenty of the social services law, including but not limited to,
     2  when and how a report must be made, what other actions the  reporter  is
     3  mandated  or  authorized  to take, the legal protections afforded repor-
     4  ters,  and  the  consequences  for  failing to report.   One hour of the
     5  coursework or training shall include, but not be limited to, information

     6  regarding the physical and behavioral  indicators  of  elder  abuse  and
     7  maltreatment,  and when and how a report of elder abuse and maltreatment
     8  may be made, what other actions the reporter is mandated  or  authorized
     9  to take, the legal protections afforded reporters, and the consequences,
    10  if  any,  for  failing  to report.   For the purposes of this paragraph,
    11  "elder abuse and  maltreatment"  means  physical  abuse,  sexual  abuse,
    12  emotional  abuse,  active  neglect,  passive neglect or self neglect, as
    13  such terms are defined by subdivision six of section four hundred seven-
    14  ty-three of the social services law, committed against  a  person  sixty
    15  years  of  age  or  older.  Such coursework or training may also include

    16  information regarding the physical  and  behavioral  indicators  of  the
    17  abuse  of  individuals  with  mental retardation and other developmental
    18  disabilities and voluntary reporting of abused or  neglected  adults  to
    19  the  office  of mental retardation and developmental disabilities or the
    20  local adult protective services unit. Each applicant shall  provide  the
    21  department  with  documentation showing that he or she has completed the
    22  required training. The department shall provide an  exemption  from  the
    23  child  and  elder  abuse  and  maltreatment training requirements to any
    24  applicant who requests such an exemption and who shows, to  the  depart-
    25  ment's  satisfaction,  that there would be no need because of the nature
    26  of his or her practice for him or her to complete such training;
    27    § 2. This act shall take effect on the first of January of the  second

    28  calendar  year commencing after the date on which it shall have become a
    29  law.
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