File #: Int 0543-2022    Version: * Name: Establishing protocols for responding to students experiencing mental health crises.
Type: Introduction Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 6/16/2022
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing protocols for responding to students experiencing mental health crises
Sponsors: Mercedes Narcisse, Alexa Avilés, Shaun Abreu, Farah N. Louis, Jennifer Gutiérrez, Rita C. Joseph, Crystal Hudson, Lincoln Restler, Julie Won, Pierina Ana Sanchez
Council Member Sponsors: 10
Summary: This bill would require the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), in consultation with the Department of Education and the Administration for Children’s Services, to establish protocols for responding to students experiencing mental health crises. The protocols would include guidelines for immediate response, procedures for returning to school, training requirements and protecting the safety and well-being of the student body. The protocols and any subsequent updates would be posted on the DOHMH website.
Attachments: 1. Summary of Int. No. 543, 2. Int. No. 543, 3. June 16, 2022 - Stated Meeting Agenda, 4. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 6-16-22, 5. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - June 16, 2022

Int. No. 543

 

By Council Members Narcisse, Avilés, Abreu, Louis, Gutiérrez, Joseph, Hudson, Restler, Won and Sanchez

 

A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to establishing protocols for responding to students experiencing mental health crises

 

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 17-199.19 to read as follows:

    § 17-199.19 Student mental health crises protocols. a. The department, in consultation with the department of education, the administration for children’s services and any other relevant agency, shall develop protocols for responding to students experiencing mental health crises. Such protocols shall establish guidelines for:

1. Immediate response to incidents;

2. Procedures for return of a student to school after a mental health crisis;

3. Training requirements for school staff and plans for provision of training; and

4. Protecting the safety and well-being of the student body.

b. The protocols required by subdivision a of this section shall be posted on the department’s website no later than six months following the effective date of the local law that added this section. Any changes to such protocols shall be posted on the department’s website no later than 30 days after such protocols are updated.

§ 2. This local law takes effect immediately.

 

 

Session 12

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LS #8464

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