Bill Text: NY A03210 | 2017-2018 | General Assembly | Amended


Bill Title: Requires the office of mental health to develop educational materials for educators regarding suicide prevention.

Spectrum: Strong Partisan Bill (Democrat 13-1)

Status: (Engrossed) 2018-06-20 - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY [A03210 Detail]

Download: New_York-2017-A03210-Amended.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                         3210--A
                               2017-2018 Regular Sessions
                   IN ASSEMBLY
                                    January 27, 2017
                                       ___________
        Introduced  by M. of A. ORTIZ, ABINANTI, WEPRIN, JENNE, JAFFEE, SKOUFIS,
          STIRPE, O'DONNELL, GALEF, BLAKE, McDONALD -- Multi-Sponsored by --  M.
          of  A.    BARCLAY -- read once and referred to the Committee on Mental
          Health -- recommitted to the Committee on Mental Health in  accordance
          with  Assembly  Rule  3, sec. 2 -- committee discharged, bill amended,
          ordered reprinted as amended and recommitted to said committee
        AN ACT to require the office of mental  health  to  develop  educational
          materials for educators regarding suicide prevention
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. The commissioner of the office of mental health, in consul-
     2  tation with the commissioner  of  the  department  of  education,  shall
     3  provide  and publish, in electronic or other format, educational materi-
     4  als for any New York state university or community college,  or  a  city
     5  university,   regarding   suicide   prevention  measures  and  signs  of
     6  depression  among  students  attending  such  university  or   community
     7  college, or a city university. Such educational materials shall include,
     8  but not be limited to, information regarding symptoms of depression, how
     9  depression  manifests  itself  in  different  cultures, warning signs of
    10  suicide, actions to take once a student is  identified  as  at  risk  of
    11  suicide,  and  a  list  of  educational  websites  regarding suicide and
    12  students attending a university or college.  Such educational  materials
    13  shall  be  made available to the faculty and staff or any New York state
    14  university or community college, or a city university, through the offi-
    15  cial website of the office of mental  health  and  by  any  other  means
    16  deemed  appropriate  by  the commissioner of the office of mental health
    17  within ninety days of the effective date of this act.
    18    § 2. This act shall take effect immediately.
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD08209-02-8
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