Florida Senate - 2018                                     SB 996
       By Senator Mayfield
       17-00509A-18                                           2018996__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation in
    3         public schools; creating s. 1003.457, F.S.; requiring
    4         school districts to provide instruction in
    5         cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an
    6         automated external defibrillator; requiring students
    7         to study and practice psychomotor skills associated
    8         with CPR at least once before graduating from high
    9         school; requiring the instruction to be a part of a
   10         required curriculum; providing instruction to be based
   11         on certain programs; providing an exemption; amending
   12         s. 1003.453, F.S.; conforming provisions to changes
   13         made by the act; providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Section 1003.457, Florida Statutes, is created
   18  to read:
   19         1003.457Instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.—
   20         (1)Each school district shall provide instruction in
   21  cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated
   22  external defibrillator. Students shall study and practice the
   23  psychomotor skills associated with performing CPR at least once
   24  before graduating from high school. The instruction shall be a
   25  part of the physical education curriculum or another required
   26  curriculum selected by the school district.
   27         (2)The instruction shall be based on an instructional
   28  program established by:
   29         (a)The American Heart Association;
   30         (b)The American Red Cross; or
   31         (c)Another nationally recognized program that uses the
   32  most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care
   33  guidelines.
   34         (3)A student with a disability, as defined in s. 1007.02,
   35  is exempt from the requirements of this section.
   36         Section 2. Subsection (3) of section 1003.453, Florida
   37  Statutes, is amended to read:
   38         1003.453 School wellness and physical education policies;
   39  nutrition guidelines.—
   40         (3) School districts are encouraged to provide basic
   41  training in first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation,
   42  for all students, beginning in grade 6 and every 2 years
   43  thereafter. Private and public partnerships for providing
   44  training or necessary funding are encouraged.
   45         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.