senate Bill S6407

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Jan 21, 2014 referred to education

S6407 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §§804-c & 804-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2013-2014 Legislative Session:
S4524A

S6407 - Summary

Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

S6407 - Sponsor Memo

S6407 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6407

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 21, 2014
                               ___________

Introduced  by  Sen.  DILAN  -- 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 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
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.

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

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