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File #: Int 0207-2004    Version: Name: Make available a nurse to all public /private primary and intermediate schools on a full-time basis
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Health
On agenda: 2/26/2004
Enactment date: 12/7/2004 Law number: 2004/057
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to make nurses available to public and private primary and intermediate schools.
Sponsors: Michael E. McMahon, Gifford Miller, Christine C. Quinn, Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., Maria Baez, Yvette D. Clarke, Simcha Felder, Lewis A. Fidler, Melinda R. Katz, G. Oliver Koppell, Miguel Martinez, Hiram Monserrate, Joel Rivera, Larry B. Seabrook, Kendall Stewart, David I. Weprin, Tony Avella, Eric N. Gioia, Gale A. Brewer, Madeline T. Provenzano, John C. Liu, Dennis P. Gallagher, Andrew J. Lanza, James S. Oddo, Albert Vann, Domenic M. Recchia, Jr., Charles Barron, Tracy L. Boyland, Vincent J. Gentile, Letitia James, Michael C. Nelson, Peter F. Vallone, Jr., Alan J. Gerson, James F. Gennaro, Bill De Blasio, Helen Sears, David Yassky, Leroy G. Comrie, Jr., Sara M. Gonzalez, Allan W. Jennings, Jr., Jose M. Serrano, Eva S. Moskowitz, Betsy Gotbaum
Council Member Sponsors: 43
Attachments: 1. Local Law, 2. Committee Report 6/2, 3. Hearing Transcript 6/2, 4. Committee Report 9/20, 5. Fiscal Impact Statement -A, 6. Hearing Transcript 9/20, 7. Committee Report 12/7, 8. Fiscal Impact Statement - A, 9. Hearing Transcript 12/7, 10. Mayor's Veto Message - Cover, 11. Mayor's Veto Message, 12. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9/28/04, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10/13/04, 14. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting - 12/7/04
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12/7/2004AMichael E. McMahon City Council Overridden by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2004AMichael E. McMahon Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
12/7/2004AMichael E. McMahon Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
11/12/2004AMichael E. McMahon Mayor Vetoed by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2004AMichael E. McMahon City Council Sent to Mayor by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
10/13/2004AMichael E. McMahon City Council Approved by CouncilPass Action details Meeting details Not available
9/28/2004AMichael E. McMahon City Council Laid Over by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/2004*Michael E. McMahon Committee on Health Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/2004*Michael E. McMahon Committee on Health Amendment Proposed by Comm  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/2004*Michael E. McMahon Committee on Health Amended by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
9/20/2004AMichael E. McMahon Committee on Health Approved by CommitteePass Action details Meeting details Not available
6/2/2004*Michael E. McMahon Committee on Health Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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2/26/2004*Michael E. McMahon City Council Referred to Comm by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available
2/26/2004*Michael E. McMahon City Council Introduced by Council  Action details Meeting details Not available

Int. No. 207-A

 

By Council Members McMahon, The Speaker (Council Member Miller), Quinn, Addabbo, Baez, Clarke, Felder, Fidler, Katz, Koppell, Martinez, Monserrate, Rivera, Seabrook, Stewart, Weprin, Avella, Gioia, Brewer, Provenzano, Liu, Gallagher, Lanza, Oddo, Vann, Recchia, Barron, Boyland, Gentile, James, Nelson, Vallone, Gerson, Gennaro, DeBlasio, Sears, Yassky, Comrie, Gonzalez, Jennings, Serrano, Moskowitz and The Public Advocate (Ms. Gotbaum)

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to requiring the department of health and mental hygiene to make nurses available to public and private primary and intermediate schools.

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 1 of title 17 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 17-187 to read as follows:

§17-187 School nurses. A. Definitions. For purposes of this section, the following items shall have the following meanings:

(1)                     “Nurse” means an individual licensed as a registered professional nurse pursuant to section 6905 of the New York state education law.

(2)                     “Public health advisor” includes, but is not limited to, an individual who supports medical and/or professional staff in schools by performing health related duties and who has satisfied the requirements set forth by the department.

b. Primary Schools. The department shall provide on a full-time basis at least one nurse at each public and private primary school which i) had at least two hundred students enrolled on the last day of the second month of the preceding school year; ii) submits a written request to the department that such nurse be provided; and iii) maintains, pursuant to any rules promulgated by the commissioner, an appropriate medical room wherein such nurse can carry out his or her nursing duties.

c. Intermediate Schools. The department shall provide at least one nurse, provided that a nurse has not been provided pursuant to subdivision b of this section, or public health advisor or school health service aide, as appropriate, at each public and private intermediate school which i) had at least two hundred students enrolled on the last day of the second month of the preceding school year; ii) submits a written request to the department that such nurse or public health advisor or school health service aide be provided; and iii) maintains pursuant to any rules promulgated by the commissioner, an appropriate medical room wherein such nurse or public health advisor or school health service aide can carry out his or her duties.

d. The provision of any nurses, or public health advisors when applicable, assigned to a school pursuant to this section shall be consistent with any applicable collective bargaining agreements.

e. For the purposes of this section, references to the “department” shall mean the department, either individually or jointly with the board of education as appropriate.  The requirements or implementation of this section shall not be construed to cause the layoff or loss of any wages, benefits or other terms and conditions of employment of, and shall not be construed to reduce the employment opportunities of nurses, public health advisors, public health assistants, or school health services aides, as defined by the department, or any other health related position, currently employed, or to be employed by primary and intermediate schools.

 b. The commissioner may promulgate any rules deemed necessary for the purposes of implementing and carrying out the provisions of this section. 

§2. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase, or other portion of this local law is for any reason declared unconstitutional or invalid, in whole or in part, by an court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed severable, and such unconstitutionality or invalidity shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions of this local law, which remaining portions shall continue in full force and effect.

§3. This local law shall take effect one hundred eighty days after its enactment.