Florida Senate - 2015                                     SB 328
       By Senator Altman
       16-00461-15                                            2015328__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation
    3         training in public schools; amending s. 1003.453,
    4         F.S.; requiring school districts to provide training
    5         in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to students;
    6         requiring students to study and practice the
    7         psychomotor skills associated with performing
    8         cardiopulmonary resuscitation at least once before
    9         graduating from high school; providing an exception
   10         for students who have a disability; conforming a
   11         provision to changes made in the act; providing an
   12         effective date.
   14  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   16         Section 1. Present subsection (3) of section 1003.453,
   17  Florida Statutes, is amended and redesignated as subsection (4),
   18  and a new subsection (3) is added to that section, to read:
   19         1003.453 School wellness and physical education policies;
   20  nutrition guidelines.—
   21         (3) As part of the physical education curriculum or any
   22  other required curriculum that a school district may designate,
   23  each school shall provide training in cardiopulmonary
   24  resuscitation (CPR) which is based on an instructional program
   25  established by the American Heart Association, the American Red
   26  Cross, or another nationally recognized program that uses the
   27  most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care
   28  guidelines and incorporates the development of psychomotor
   29  skills in the program. Students shall study and practice the
   30  psychomotor skills associated with performing CPR at least once
   31  before graduating from high school. This subsection does not
   32  apply to a student with a disability as defined in s. 1007.02.
   33         (4)(3) School districts are encouraged to provide basic
   34  training in first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
   35  for all students, beginning in grade 6 and every 2 years
   36  thereafter. Private and public partnerships for providing
   37  training or necessary funding are encouraged.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.