Bill Text: NY S03834 | 2019-2020 | General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: Authorizes summer camps to hire licensed social workers, physical therapists, psychologists, athletic trainers, mental health care professionals, occupational therapists and other licensed professionals to provide services.

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill

Status: (Introduced) 2019-02-19 - REFERRED TO HEALTH [S03834 Detail]

Download: New_York-2019-S03834-Introduced.html


                STATE OF NEW YORK
        ________________________________________________________________________
                                          3834
                               2019-2020 Regular Sessions
                    IN SENATE
                                    February 19, 2019
                                       ___________
        Introduced by Sens. METZGER, ORTT -- read twice and ordered printed, and
          when printed to be committed to the Committee on Health
        AN  ACT  to amend the public health law, in relation to the provision of
          certain professional services to children's camps and camps for  chil-
          dren with developmental disabilities
          The  People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem-
        bly, do enact as follows:
     1    Section 1. Subdivision 1 of section 1394 of the public health law,  as
     2  added by chapter 515 of the laws of 2000, is amended to read as follows:
     3    1. The public health and health planning council shall prescribe stan-
     4  dards and establish regulations for children's overnight, summer day and
     5  traveling  summer day camps, as defined in this article, concerning such
     6  matters as may be appropriate for the protection  and  security  of  the
     7  life, health and safety of the occupants of such camps.
     8    §  2. Subdivision 3 of section 1394 of the public health law, as added
     9  by chapter 214 of the laws of 2012, is amended to read as follows:
    10    3. Any person, firm, corporation, or association that operates a chil-
    11  dren's overnight, summer day, or traveling  summer  day  camp,  and  has
    12  obtained  a  permit pursuant to section thirteen hundred ninety-three of
    13  this article, shall be authorized to employ or contract with any of  the
    14  following  licensed  professionals:  a  physician,  nurse  practitioner,
    15  physician assistant, registered nurse, or licensed  practical  nurse  or
    16  emergency medical technician to act as a designated camp health director
    17  or  to provide health services in assistance to the camp health director
    18  [pursuant to applicable regulations promulgated  by  the  commissioner].
    19  All  decisions, identification or coordination of professional services,
    20  or other professional interactions with campers and staff, must be  made
    21  based  on the professional judgment of such licensees to provide profes-
    22  sional services within his or her  lawful  scope  of  practice  for  the
    23  purpose of treating campers and staff during their attendance or employ-
         EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                              [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                                   LBD02871-01-9

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     1  ment at such camp, pursuant to applicable regulations promulgated by the
     2  commissioner in consultation with the commissioner of education.
     3    §  3.  The  public  health  law  is amended by adding two new sections
     4  1394-c and 1394-d to read as follows:
     5    § 1394-c. Licensed professionals; children's camps.   1.  Any  person,
     6  firm,  corporation, or association that operates a children's overnight,
     7  summer day or traveling summer day  camp,  and  has  obtained  a  permit
     8  pursuant to section thirteen hundred ninety-three of this article, shall
     9  be  authorized to employ or contract with any of the mental health prac-
    10  titioners licensed under articles one hundred fifty-three,  one  hundred
    11  fifty-four and one hundred sixty-three of the education law.
    12    2.  All  decisions,  identification  or  coordination  of professional
    13  services, or other professional interactions  with  campers  and  staff,
    14  must  be  made  based  on the professional judgment of such licensees to
    15  provide professional services within his or her lawful scope of practice
    16  for the purpose of treating campers and staff during their attendance or
    17  employment at such camp, pursuant to applicable regulations  promulgated
    18  by the commissioner in consultation with the commissioner of education.
    19    §  1394-d.  Licensed  professionals;  camps for children with develop-
    20  mental disabilities. 1. Camps for children with developmental  disabili-
    21  ties,  as defined in subpart 7-2.2, part 7, chapter 1 of Title 10 of the
    22  New York codes, rules  and  regulations,  and  in  compliance  with  the
    23  justice center for the protection of people with special needs, shall be
    24  authorized  to employ or contract with any of the licensed professionals
    25  licensed under articles one hundred thirty-two, one hundred  thirty-six,
    26  one hundred fifty-six, one hundred fifty-nine, one hundred sixty-two and
    27  one hundred sixty-seven of the education law.
    28    2.  All  decisions,  identification  or  coordination  of professional
    29  services, or other professional interactions  with  campers  and  staff,
    30  must  be  made  based  on the professional judgment of such licensees to
    31  provide professional services within his or her lawful scope of practice
    32  for the purpose of treating campers and staff during their attendance or
    33  employment at such camp, pursuant to applicable regulations  promulgated
    34  by the commissioner in consultation with the commissioner of education.
    35    § 4. This act shall take effect immediately.
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