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HOT OFF THE PRESS: Chapter 516

By September 11, 2022No Comments



AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring same-day notification of a parent or person in parental relation of a student with a disability where certain behavioral interventions are used.

Became a law August 17, 2022, with the approval of the Governor. Passed by a majority vote, three-fifths being present.

The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section 4402 of the education law is amended by adding a new subdivision 9 to read as follows:
9. The board of education or trustees of each school district shall develop a procedure to notify the parent or person in parental relation of a student with a disability on the same day a physical or mechanical restraint is applied on such student or such student is placed in a timeout room. When the student’s parent or person in parental relation cannot be contacted after reasonable attempts are made, the principal shall record and report such attempts to the committee on special education.
ยง 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

The Legislature of the STATE OF NEW YORK ss:
Pursuant to the authority vested in us by section 70-b of the Public Officers Law, we hereby jointly certify that this slip copy of this session law was printed under our direction and, in accordance with such section, is entitled to be read into evidence.

ANDREA STEWART-COUSINS: Temporary President of the Senate

CARL E. HEASTIE: Speaker of the Assembly