New York - Staff wellness program: Program requirement

Area: 
Program Requirement
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends wellness program for school staff.

Public Health Consolidated Laws Section 207

  1. There is hereby created within the department the health care and wellness education and outreach program. The department may conduct education and outreach programs for consumers, patients, educators, including but not limited to elementary and secondary school educators, and health care providers relating to any health care matters the commissioner deems appropriate and:
    • (a) Various health conditions, diseases and health care procedures and treatment options, including but not limited to those for breast, cervical, colorectal, prostate, testicular, skin, and ovarian cancer, shaken baby syndrome, reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome and post-polio sequelae.
    • (b) Recommended preventative and wellness practices and services, including evidence based age and gender appropriate testing and screening exams and immunization schedules.
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