senate Bill S846

2013-2014 Legislative Session

Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation

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S846 - Details

Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd ยงยง804-c & 804-d, Ed L
Versions Introduced in 2011-2012 Legislative Session:

S846 - Summary

Requires schools to provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

S846 - Sponsor Memo

S846 - Bill Text download pdf

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


                       2013-2014 Regular Sessions

                            I N  S E N A T E


                             January 9, 2013

Introduced  by  Sen.  PARKER -- 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


  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.


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