Dear NYSED-approved Infection Control course provider,

In October 2017, Governor Cuomo signed into law amendments to Public Health Law § 239 and Education Law § 6505 requiring the addition of sepsis awareness and education training to the NYS-mandated Infection Control and Barrier Precautions coursework.  Attached, please find the new Element entitled “Element VII – Sepsis Awareness and Training”.  The law requires that education based on this new Element be included in your courses beginning July 1, 2018.

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) has added this Element to the Health Care Provider Infection Control Training website (located here:  An updated Syllabus and supporting resources and references related to sepsis awareness and education will be added to this website soon.

If you have any questions, please contact the NYSED Office of the Professions at 518-474-3817, ext. 360, or email

Professional Education Program Review
New York State Education Department

• Infection Control and Barrier Precautions Syllabus Element VII – Sepsis Awareness and Training.pdf
• ICC Element VII Sepsis Awareness and Education (PowerPoint file)