senate Bill S6410

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires that graduates of state high schools be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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Jan 22, 2014 referred to education

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S6410 - Details

See Assembly Version of this Bill:
A8232
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §804-c, Ed L

S6410 - Summary

Requires that graduates of state high schools be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

S6410 - Sponsor Memo

S6410 - Bill Text download pdf

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

                                  6410

                            I N  S E N A T E

                            January 22, 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 that  gradu-
  ates of state high schools be trained 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. SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION  OF  THIS  COMPONENT  OF  THE
HEALTH  EDUCATION  CURRICULUM  SHALL  BE  REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION OF ALL
STUDENTS  WHO  ARE  PHYSICALLY,  MENTALLY  AND  EMOTIONALLY  CAPABLE  OF
COMPLETING THE COMPONENT. In addition to the requirement that all teach-
ers  of  health  education  shall  be certified to teach health, persons
instructing pupils in cardiopulmonary resuscitation shall possess  valid
certification  by  an agency offering such certification in the perform-
ance 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 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.  This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding
the date on which it shall have become a law  and  shall  apply  to  all
school years commencing on or after such effective date.

 EXPLANATION--Matter in ITALICS (underscored) is new; matter in brackets
                      [ ] is old law to be omitted.
                                                           LBD11960-01-3

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