senate Bill S2491A

2011-2012 Legislative Session

Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Actions

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Assembly Actions - Lowercase
Senate Actions - UPPERCASE
Jun 14, 2012 referred to education
delivered to assembly
passed senate
Jun 11, 2012 advanced to third reading
Jun 06, 2012 2nd report cal.
Jun 05, 2012 1st report cal.1052
May 01, 2012 reported and committed to finance
Jan 04, 2012 referred to education
Jun 13, 2011 reported and committed to finance
Mar 01, 2011 print number 2491a
amend and recommit to education
Jan 24, 2011 referred to education

Votes

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Jun 5, 2012 - Finance committee Vote

S2491A
26
2
committee
26
Aye
2
Nay
6
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
1
Excused
0
Abstained
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May 1, 2012 - Education committee Vote

S2491A
16
1
committee
16
Aye
1
Nay
1
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Jun 13, 2011 - Education committee Vote

S2491A
12
1
committee
12
Aye
1
Nay
5
Aye with Reservations
0
Absent
0
Excused
0
Abstained
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Bill Amendments

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Original
A (Active)

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S2491 - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3980A
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§804-c & 804-d, Ed L

S2491 - Bill Texts

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Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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BILL NUMBER:S2491

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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill requires training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) be
given as a part of the high school health curriculum.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS:
See Bill.

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 year in the U.S. Unfortunately, less than 8 percent of people
who 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 CPR instruction
easy and affordable.

Due to the increased percentages of people diagnosed with heart
disease each year, CPR instruction can provide students with the
knowledge necessary to save lives. This bill will ask that secondary
schools provide CPR instruction. This bill will also ensure that such
instructions are properly given and 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.

PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:
2001-2002: S.473A - Passed Senate
2003-2004: S.56A - Education
2005-2006: S.972A - Education
2005-2006: A.9881A - Education
2007-2008: S.178B - Passed Senate
2009-2010: 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                  2491

                       2011-2012 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 24, 2011
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sens.  ALESI, BRESLIN, MAZIARZ -- read twice and ordered
  printed, and when printed to be committed to the Committee  on  Educa-
  tion

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.
                                                           LBD07469-01-1

S. 2491                             2

  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.

Co-Sponsors

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S2491A (ACTIVE) - Bill Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A3980A
Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§804-c & 804-d, Ed L

S2491A (ACTIVE) - Bill Texts

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Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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BILL NUMBER:S2491A REVISED 03/18/11

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

PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL:
This bill requires training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) be
given as a part of the high school health curriculum.

SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS
See Bill.

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 year in the U.S. unfortunately, less than 8 percent of people
who 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.


PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY:

2001-2002: S.473A - Passed Senate
2003-2004: S.56A - Education
2005-2006: S.972A - Education
2005-2006: A.9881A - Education
2007-2008: S.178B - Passed Senate
2009-2010: - 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
________________________________________________________________________

                                 2491--A

                       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.
                                                           LBD07469-02-1

S. 2491--A                          2

  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.

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