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File #: Int 1180-2018    Version: Name: Mental health training for senior center caseworkers.
Type: Introduction Status: Enacted
Committee: Committee on Aging
On agenda: 10/31/2018
Enactment date: 6/29/2019 Law number: 2019/125
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to mental health training for senior center caseworkers
Sponsors: Diana Ayala , Margaret S. Chin, Justin L. Brannan, Alicka Ampry-Samuel , Ben Kallos, Peter A. Koo, Paul A. Vallone, Helen K. Rosenthal, Brad S. Lander, Mathieu Eugene, Chaim M. Deutsch, Deborah L. Rose, Ruben Diaz, Sr., Robert F. Holden, Carlina Rivera , Robert E. Cornegy, Jr., Stephen T. Levin
Council Member Sponsors: 17
Summary: This legislation would require caseworkers providing services at senior centers to complete the mental health first aid training course for older adults offered by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, or any successor agency, and to complete a refresher training course at least once every three years.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 1180-A, 2. Summary of Int. No. 1180, 3. Int. No. 1180, 4. October 31, 2018 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 5. Committee Report 11/19/18, 6. Hearing Testimony 11/19/18, 7. Hearing Transcript 11/19/18, 8. Proposed Int. No. 1180-A - 5/23/19, 9. Committee Report 5/28/19, 10. Hearing Transcript 5/28/19, 11. Committee Report - Stated Meeting, 12. May 29, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 13. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 5-29-19, 14. Int. No. 1180-A (FINAL), 15. Fiscal Impact Statement, 16. Legislative Documents - Letter to the Mayor, 17. Local Law 125, 18. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - May 29, 2019, 19. Minutes of the Recessed Meeting of May 29, 2019 Held on June 13, 2019
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7/2/2019ADiana Ayala City Council Returned Unsigned by Mayor  Action details Meeting details Not available
6/29/2019ADiana Ayala Administration City Charter Rule Adopted  Action details Meeting details Not available
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5/28/2019*Diana Ayala Committee on Aging Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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11/19/2018*Diana Ayala Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2018*Diana Ayala Committee on Mental Health, Disabilities and Addiction Hearing Held by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
11/19/2018*Diana Ayala Committee on Aging Laid Over by Committee  Action details Meeting details Not available
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Int. No. 1180-A

 

By Council Members Ayala, Chin, Brannan, Ampry-Samuel, Kallos, Koo, Vallone, Rosenthal, Lander, Eugene, Deutsch, Rose, Diaz, Holden, Rivera, Cornegy and Levin

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to mental health training for senior center caseworkers

 

Be it enacted by the Council as follows:

 

Section 1. Chapter 2 of title 21 of the administrative code of the city of New York is amended by adding a new section 21-209 to read as follows:

§ 21-209 Mental health training for senior center case workers. a. Definitions. For the

purposes of this section, the term “caseworker” means an individual employed by a senior center that receives funding from the department to provide services on-site pursuant to a contract procured under chapter 13 of the charter and through a source selection method established by procurement policy board rule, who provides case assistance, information and referrals for benefits and social services at such a senior center.

b. Each caseworker shall complete a training to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental illness for older adults offered by the department of health and mental hygiene or a successor agency, provided that such department offers such training.

c. At least once every three years after completing the training described in subdivision b of this section, each caseworker shall receive supplemental refresher training, provided that the department of health and mental hygiene or a successor agency offers such training.

§ 2. This local law takes effect 120 days after it becomes law.

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