State law addresses substance abuse.
New York Consolidated Laws 3038 The superintendent of each school district […]
The superintendent of each school district, in consultation with the district superintendent of a board of cooperative educational services, where applicable, shall designate an employee who is a member of the school district staff or an employee of the board of cooperative educational services staff to provide information to any student, parent, or staff regarding where and how to find available substance use related services. Where possible, such designated individual shall be a school social worker, school guidance counselor, or any other health practitioner or counselor employed by the school. Any information provided by a student, parent or teacher to such designated individual shall be confidential, shall not be used in any school disciplinary proceeding and shall, in addition to any other applicable privilege, be considered confidential in the same manner as information provided pursuant to section forty-five hundred eight of the civil practice law and rules. Provided, however, that nothing in this section shall relieve such designated individual of any legal duty to otherwise report such information. Such designated individual or individuals shall undergo any necessary training as may be required by the commissioner.