S T A T E O F N E W Y O R K
2011-2012 Regular Sessions
I N S E N A T E
January 24, 2011
Introduced by Sens. ALESI, BRESLIN, HANNON, MAZIARZ -- read twice and
ordered printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee on
Education -- committee discharged, bill amended, ordered reprinted as
amended and recommitted to said committee
AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring schools to
provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:
Section 1. Section 804-c of the education law, as added by chapter 269
of the laws of 1999, is amended to read as follows:
S 804-c. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction. 1. Instructions
regarding cardiopulmonary resuscitation [may] SHALL be [offered for
voluntary admission as] a part of the health education curriculum in all
senior high schools. In addition to the requirement that all teachers of
health education shall be certified to teach health, persons instructing
pupils in cardiopulmonary resuscitation shall possess valid certif-
ication by an agency offering such certification in the performance of
cardiopulmonary resuscitation [and in its instruction].
2. The commissioner [may] SHALL prescribe regulations governing such
health education courses which shall include instruction in cardiopulmo-
nary resuscitation. Such regulations shall in no event prescribe a
course of study in cardiopulmonary resuscitation which sets forth stand-
ards for PSYCHOMOTOR SKILL instruction of a lesser quality than the
requirements of the programs adopted by the American Heart Association
or the American Red Cross.
3. School authorities [that choose to offer such course] shall provide
the needed facilities, time and place for the instruction set forth
herein and shall provide learning aids and curriculum resource materials
to support such course of study.
S 2. Section 804-d of the education law, as added by chapter 315 of
the laws of 2005, is amended to read as follows:
EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
[ ] is old law to be omitted.
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S 804-d. Automated external defibrillator instruction. Instructions
regarding the correct use of an automated external defibrillator shall
be included as a part of the health education curriculum in all senior
high schools when cardiopulmonary resuscitation instruction is being
provided as authorized by section eight hundred four-c of this article.
In addition to the requirement that all teachers of health education
shall be certified to teach health, persons instructing pupils in the
correct use of automated external defibrillators shall possess valid
certification by a nationally recognized organization or the state emer-
gency medical services council offering certification in the operation
of an automated external defibrillator [and in its instruction].
S 3. This act shall take effect immediately.