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  • NJ A1024
  • Directs Commissioner of Education to appoint coordinator and regional consultants to coordinate the education of students with traumatic brain injury.
Introduced
(1/27/2016)
In Committee
(11/14/2016)
Crossed OverPassedSignedDead/Failed/Vetoed
2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill directs the Commissioner of Education to appoint a Traumatic Brain Injury Education Coordinator. The coordinator will be responsible for evaluating, coordinating, and developing local, county, regional, and State educational programs and services for students with a traumatic brain injury. Under the bill, it will be the duty of the coordinator to: (1) establish a comprehensive, Statewide network of Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Consultants to aid school districts in meeting the needs of students with traumatic brain injuries; (2) develop a methodology for the systematic identification, assessment, and intervention of students with a traumatic brain injury; (3) develop and implement an annual training plan that builds the capacity of school districts to effectively support students with traumatic brain injuries; (4) develop a hospital-to-school transition protocol for the return to the classroom of students with a traumatic brain injury; (5) develop a model policy for the return to the classroom of students with concussions; and (6) develop a mechanism to collect data on the incidence of traumatic brain injuries in children. The bill also directs the commissioner to appoint a Regional Traumatic Brain Injury Consultant for each of the northwest, northeast, central, and southern regions of the State. The consultant will: (1) provide coordination, training, and technical assistance to school districts in the region; (2) aid school districts in developing a brain injury resource team; (3) conduct outreach in the region to identify and address issues related to children with traumatic brain injuries; (4) assist the coordinator in the development of an annual training plan, hospital-to-school transition protocol, and model policy for students with concussions; and (5) develop an integrated system of school, health care, and community supports for school-aged children with a traumatic brain injury.
Education
Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee  (on 11/14/2016)
 
 

Date Chamber Action Description
11/14/2016 A Reported and Referred to Assembly Appropriations Committee
11/14/2016 Assembly Education Hearing (10:00 11/14/2016 Committee Room 16, 4th Floor)
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
Date Motion Yea Nay Other
Detail 11/14/2016 Assembly Education Committee: Reported Favorably 9 0 2