A10023 Summary:

Amd §305, Ed L
Relates to directing the commissioner of education to establish rules and regulations for a sepsis awareness and prevention program for school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and nonpublic schools.
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A10023 Actions:

05/06/2016referred to education
05/11/2016reported referred to ways and means
05/19/2016advanced to third reading cal.720
05/25/2016passed assembly
05/25/2016delivered to senate
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A10023 Text:

                STATE OF NEW YORK
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                       May 6, 2016
        Introduced  by M. of A. NOLAN -- read once and referred to the Committee
          on Education
        AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to directing the  commis-
          sioner  of  education  to establish rules and regulations for a sepsis
          awareness and prevention program for school districts, boards of coop-
          erative educational services and nonpublic schools

          The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and  Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section  1.  Short  title. This act shall be known and may be cited as
     2  the "Rory Staunton's law".
     3    § 2. Section 305 of the education law  is  amended  by  adding  a  new
     4  subdivision 55 to read as follows:
     5    55.  a.  The  commissioner  shall  promulgate and review as necessary,
     6  rules  and  regulations  relating  to  an  ongoing   sepsis   awareness,
     7  prevention  and  education  program.  In developing such rules and regu-
     8  lations, the commissioner shall consider comments from stakeholders  and
     9  other interested parties including but not limited to parents, teachers,
    10  students,  school  administrators,  medical and health professionals and
    11  sepsis awareness and prevention groups. Such regulations shall  include,
    12  but not be limited to:
    13    (i)  requiring  a  model  curriculum,  lesson plans, and instructional
    14  resources relating to a sepsis awareness and prevention program designed
    15  to promote awareness and prevention methods against sepsis  to  be  made
    16  available  at  no cost for every school district. Such model curriculum,
    17  lesson plans and instructional resources shall include but not be limit-
    18  ed to guidelines and methods of  prevention,  including  recommendations
    19  for the reduction of exposure to sepsis and appropriate course of action
    20  for sepsis;
    21    (ii)  instructional  tools  and  materials  for  schools and libraries
    22  developed in collaboration with the commissioner  of  health  to  ensure
    23  such  tools and materials include updated data and information on sepsis
    24  awareness and prevention, with a periodic review  to  ensure  up-to-date
    25  information; and
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.

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     1    (iii) providing that the department shall post on its internet website
     2  information  relating  to  sepsis  awareness and prevention, which shall
     3  include but not be limited to, the definition of "sepsis", risks associ-
     4  ated with sepsis, signs and symptoms of sepsis, how  sepsis  may  occur,
     5  and  the  methods  of prevention of sepsis. Schools shall be required to
     6  include such information or reference how  to  obtain  such  information
     7  from the department's internet website on the school's internet website,
     8  if one exists.
     9    b.  The commissioner shall issue a guidance memorandum to every school
    10  district to inform them of the  availability  of  sepsis  awareness  and
    11  prevention  model  curriculum,  lesson  plans and best practice instruc-
    12  tional material and  annually,  in  September,  the  commissioner  shall
    13  remind  districts of the availability of sepsis awareness and prevention
    14  materials as a part of sepsis awareness month.
    15    § 3. This act shall take effect on the first of July  next  succeeding
    16  the  date  on  which it shall have become a law; provided, however, that
    17  effective immediately, the addition, amendment and/or repeal of any rule
    18  or regulation necessary for the implementation of this act on its effec-
    19  tive date is authorized to be made completed on or before such effective
    20  date.
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