senate Bill S4524A

Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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  • 08 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION
  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • AMEND AND RECOMMIT TO EDUCATION
  • 07 / Jun / 2013
    • PRINT NUMBER 4524A

Summary

Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A6240A
Versions:
S4524
S4524A
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§804-c & 804-d, Ed L

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BILL NUMBER:S4524A

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
requiring schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary
resuscitation

PURPOSE: This bill requires training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

(CPR) be given as a part of the high school health curriculum.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1: Sets forth the instructions for Cardiopulmonary
resuscitation instruction (CPR).

Section 2: Sets for the instructions for external defibrillators.

Section 3: This act shall take effect immediately.

EXISTING LAW: Currently, CPR may be offered as a voluntary addition
to the health curriculum.

JUSTIFICATION: EMS treats nearly 300,000 victims of out-of-hospital
cardiac arrest each suffer cardiac arrest outside the hospital survive
to make it home from the hospital. Effective bystander CPR, provided
immediately after sudden cardiac arrest, can double or triple a
victim's chance of survival.

Sudden cardiac arrest can happen to anyone at any time. About 5,920
children 18 years old and under suffer out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
each year from all causes - including trauma, cardiovascular causes
and sudden infant death syndrome.

The American Heart Association recommends that hands-on CPR training
be a requirement for graduation. Several studies have demonstrated
that trainees, including school children, can achieve acceptable
levels of skills proficiency in adult CPR in 30 minutes or less. This
legislation does not require all students to become certified in CPR.

The American Heart Association's 2010 revised CPR guidelines make it
even easier for more people to perform CPR. A greater emphasis is now
placed on the simplest step - chest compressions. And hands-only CPR
is easier for a bystander to perform and survival rates are similar to
that of conventional CPR (with both compressions and breaths).

This legislation does not require all students to become certified in
CPR just to learn the basic skills - thereby making learning CPR easy
and affordable.

Due to the increased percentages of people diagnosed with heart
disease each year, learning CPR can provide students with the
knowledge necessary to save lives. This bill will ensure that all
lessons meet the established standards of professional organizations
such as the American Heart Association and the American Red Cross.
Adding CPR training as part of a student's health curriculum, will
increase awareness of important life saving techniques and could
ultimately save lives.


LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2011-12: Passed the Senate/Died in Education

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: To be determined.

EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect immediately.

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                    S T A T E   O F   N E W   Y O R K
________________________________________________________________________

                                 4524--A

                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                              April 8, 2013
                               ___________

Introduced  by Sens. FUSCHILLO, PARKER, ADDABBO, AVELLA, BRESLIN, DILAN,
  KENNEDY, KRUEGER, LANZA, LARKIN, LATIMER, MARTINS,  MAZIARZ,  MONTGOM-
  ERY,  PERALTA,  SAMPSON  --  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 OR PHYSICAL
EDUCATION curriculum  in  all  senior  high  schools.    INSTRUCTION  IN
CARDIOPULMONARY  RESUSCITATION  MAY  BE  LIMITED  TO  PSYCHOMOTOR  SKILL
INSTRUCTION AND MAY INCLUDE THE COMPLETION OF A CERTIFIED COURSE, HOWEV-
ER STUDENT CERTIFICATION SHALL NOT BE MANDATORY TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS
OF THIS SECTION. 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].    FOR  THE
PURPOSES OF THIS SECTION, "PSYCHOMOTOR SKILL"  SHALL  MEAN  THE  USE  OF
HANDS ONLY PRACTICING TO SUPPORT COGNITIVE LEARNING.
  2.  The  commissioner [may] SHALL prescribe regulations governing such
health education AND PHYSICAL  EDUCATION  courses  which  shall  include
instruction  in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Such regulations shall in
no event prescribe a course of study  in  cardiopulmonary  resuscitation
which sets forth standards for PSYCHOMOTOR SKILL instruction of a lesser

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD02883-11-3

S. 4524--A                          2

quality  than  [the requirements of the programs adopted by the American
Heart Association or the American Red Cross] ACCEPTED STANDARDS  IN  THE
UNITED STATES.
  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:
  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 OR PHYSICAL 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 teach-
ers of health education shall be  certified  to  teach  health,  persons
instructing  pupils in the correct use of automated external defibrilla-
tors shall possess valid certification by a nationally recognized organ-
ization or the state emergency medical services council offering certif-
ication in the operation of an automated external defibrillator [and  in
its instruction].
  S  3. This act shall take effect June 30, 2014. Effective immediately,
the commissioner of education is authorized to promulgate  any  rule  or
regulation  necessary  for  the timely implementation of this act on its
effective date.

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