Florida Senate - 2020                                     SB 432
       By Senator Rader
       29-00115A-20                                           2020432__
    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 at the
    6         high school level; providing requirements for such
    7         training; requiring students to study and practice the
    8         psychomotor skills associated with performing
    9         cardiopulmonary resuscitation at least once before
   10         they graduate from high school; providing an exception
   11         for certain students; making a technical change;
   12         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
   13         providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Present subsection (3) of section 1003.453,
   18  Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (4) and amended,
   19  and a new subsection (3) is added to that section, to read:
   20         1003.453 School wellness and physical education policies;
   21  nutrition guidelines.—
   22         (3) As part of the physical education curriculum or any
   23  other required curriculum a school may designate, each school
   24  district shall provide training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation
   25  (CPR) at the high school level. The CPR training must be based
   26  on an instructional program established by the American Heart
   27  Association or the American Red Cross, or another nationally
   28  recognized program that uses the most current evidence-based
   29  emergency cardiovascular care guidelines and incorporates the
   30  development of psychomotor skills associated with performing
   31  CPR. Students shall study and practice at least once before
   32  graduating from high school the psychomotor skills associated
   33  with performing CPR. Psychomotor skills are learned through
   34  hands-on practice that supports cognitive learning. This
   35  subsection does not apply to a student with a disability as
   36  defined in s. 1007.02.
   37         (4)(3) School districts are encouraged to provide basic
   38  training in first aid, including CPR cardiopulmonary
   39  resuscitation, for all students, beginning in grade 6 and every
   40  2 years thereafter. Instruction in the use of cardiopulmonary
   41  resuscitation must be based on a nationally recognized program
   42  that uses the most current evidence-based emergency
   43  cardiovascular care guidelines. The instruction must allow
   44  students to practice the psychomotor skills associated with
   45  performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated
   46  external defibrillator when a school district has the equipment
   47  necessary to perform the instruction. Private and public
   48  partnerships for providing training or necessary funding are
   49  encouraged.
   50         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.