assembly Bill A4135

2019-2020 Legislative Session

Requires cardiac screening of student athletes

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Feb 01, 2019 referred to education

A4135 (ACTIVE) - Details

Current Committee:
Assembly Education
Law Section:
Education Law
Laws Affected:
Amd §305, Ed L
Versions Introduced in Other Legislative Sessions:
2011-2012: A9727
2013-2014: A2508
2015-2016: A2866
2017-2018: A3452

A4135 (ACTIVE) - Summary

Requires the commissioner to promulgate rules and regulations pertaining to cardiac screening of student athletes and requires students in grades nine through twelve to undergo a pre-participation physical evaluation.

A4135 (ACTIVE) - Bill Text download pdf


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

                                  4135

                       2019-2020 Regular Sessions

                          I N  A S S E M B L Y

                            February 1, 2019
                               ___________

Introduced  by M. of A. AUBRY -- read once and referred to the Committee
  on Education

AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring preventative
  cardiac screening of student athletes

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

  Section 1. Section 305 of the education law is amended by adding a new
subdivision 57 to read as follows:
  57.  A. FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBDIVISION, "STUDENT ATHLETE" SHALL MEAN
ANY STUDENT PARTICIPATING IN SUPERVISED SPORTING ACTIVITIES ORGANIZED OR
SPONSORED BY A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOL, OR AN ORGANIZATION, ASSOCIATION
OR GROUP ORGANIZED AND FUNCTIONING, IN WHOLE OR IN PART, FOR THE PURPOSE
OF PROVIDING YOUTH WITH THE OPPORTUNITY  TO  PARTICIPATE  IN  SUPERVISED
SPORTING ACTIVITIES.
  B.  THE  COMMISSIONER  SHALL, IN CONSULTATION WITH THE COMMISSIONER OF
HEALTH, PROMULGATE REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES REQUIRING STUDENT ATHLETES
TO RECEIVE PREVENTATIVE  CARDIAC  SCREENING  TO  DETECT  CONDITIONS  AND
DEFECTS WHICH MAY LEAD TO ILLNESS, INJURY OR DEATH AS A RESULT OF STREN-
UOUS PHYSICAL ACTIVITY.
  C.  SUCH  REGULATIONS  SHALL  INCLUDE  A  PROVISION  REQUIRING STUDENT
ATHLETES IN GRADES NINE THROUGH TWELVE TO BE SUBJECT TO A   PRE-PARTICI-
PATION  PHYSICAL  EVALUATION  WHICH SHALL INCLUDE A PREVENTATIVE CARDIAC
SCREENING BEFORE BEING ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN  AN  ATHLETIC  ACTIVITY
SPONSORED  BY  OR  SANCTIONED BY ANY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE HIGH SCHOOL. SUCH
PREVENTATIVE CARDIAC SCREENING MUST BE SATISFIED THROUGH AN  ELECTROCAR-
DIOGRAM  EXAMINATION.  AN  ELECTROCARDIOGRAM MAY BE OBTAINED THROUGH ANY
APPROPRIATELY LICENSED OR CERTIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL.  THE  ELEC-
TROCARDIOGRAM MUST BE ADMINISTERED:
  (I)  BEFORE  THE  STUDENT'S  FIRST YEAR OF PARTICIPATION IN ANY SCHOOL
SPONSORED ATHLETIC ACTIVITY; AND
  (II) BEFORE THE STUDENT'S THIRD YEAR OF PARTICIPATION.

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

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