senate Bill S6229

Requires the development of a hands-only CPR training video for high schools

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  • 08 / Jan / 2014
    • REFERRED TO EDUCATION

Summary

Requires the development of a hands-on CPR training video for high schools.

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Bill Details

Versions:
S6229
Legislative Cycle:
2013-2014
Current Committee:
Senate Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Add ยง804-e, Ed L

Sponsor Memo

BILL NUMBER:S6229

TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to
cardiopulmonary resuscitation training

PURPOSE: To develop a training video for hands-only cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and automated external defibrillator's and to provide
for the dissemination of such video.

SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS:

Section 1 amends the Education Law by adding a new section 804-e.
Section 804-e requires the New York State Education Department in
conjunction with the Department of Health to consult with the American
Red Cross and the American Heart Association on the development of a
training video for hands only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and
automated external defibrillators. The video shall be accessible
through the website of the New York State Public High School Athletic
Association and via a link from the school district's website. Parents
and staff shall be notified of the video and encouraged to watch it
through correspondence currently published by the school district.

Section 2 provides that this act shall take effect immediately.

JUSTIFICATION: This bill is necessary to raise awareness of hands
only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external
defibrillators. Although much has been done to raise awareness,
development of this training video will serve as an additional
resource. It will focus on providing information to the parents and
teachers of students.

It is important that parents and teachers receive this information
because of the risk and incidence of sudden cardiac arrest among
student athletes, in particular. Sadly, if not treated quickly and
correctly, sudden cardiac arrest is fatal. Therefore, this bill is
necessary to save lives and increase awareness about the need to treat
sudden cardiac arrest immediately and properly.

This bill does not impose a new or additional cost on local school
districts. Rather, it requires the use of state funds and outside
grants to develop the video. Furthermore, this bill requires that
school districts notify parents and staff through correspondence
currently published by the school district. It does not require that
new correspondence be developed.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: New Bill.

FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: Minimal.

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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  6229

                            I N  S E N A T E

                               (PREFILED)

                             January 8, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen. RITCHIE -- read twice and ordered printed, and when
  printed to be committed to the Committee on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to cardiopulmonary resus-
  citation training

  THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK, REPRESENTED IN SENATE AND  ASSEM-
BLY, DO ENACT AS FOLLOWS:

  Section  1. The education law is amended by adding a new section 804-e
to read as follows:
  S 804-E. CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION TRAINING VIDEO. 1. THE  DEPART-
MENT,  IN  CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEW YORK STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, AND
IN CONSULTATION WITH THE AMERICAN RED CROSS AND THE AMERICAN HEART ASSO-
CIATION, SHALL DEVELOP A TRAINING VIDEO  ON  HANDS-ONLY  CARDIOPULMONARY
RESUSCITATION  AND AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS. THE VIDEO SHALL BE
DEVELOPED USING STATE FUNDS AND OUTSIDE GRANTS. THE VIDEO  SHALL  BE  NO
MORE  THAN FIFTEEN MINUTES IN LENGTH. ONCE COMPLETED, THE VIDEO SHALL BE
POSTED ON THE WEBSITE OF THE NEW YORK STATE PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL  ATHLETIC
ASSOCIATION.  SCHOOL  DISTRICTS  SHALL BE PERMITTED TO PROVIDE A LINK TO
THE VIDEO THROUGH THEIR WEBSITE.
  2. SCHOOL DISTRICTS SHALL NOTIFY PARENTS  AND  STAFF  IN  NEWSLETTERS,
BULLETINS, CALENDARS, OR OTHER CORRESPONDENCE CURRENTLY PUBLISHED BY THE
SCHOOL  DISTRICT  OF THE VIDEO POSTED IN SUBDIVISION ONE OF THIS SECTION
AND ENCOURAGE PARENTS AND STAFF TO VIEW IT.
  S 2. This act shall take effect immediately.




 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD13096-02-3

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