Florida Senate - 2021 SB 250 By Senator Pizzo 38-00606-21 2021250__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to first aid for severe bleeding; 3 amending s. 768.1326, F.S.; requiring the State 4 Surgeon General to adopt guidelines for the placement 5 of bleeding control kits in state buildings; providing 6 requirements for such guidelines and the placement of 7 such kits in state buildings; amending s. 1001.42, 8 F.S.; requiring district school boards to provide a 9 bleeding control kit in every school within the school 10 district; providing requirements for such kits; 11 creating s. 1003.457, F.S.; requiring school districts 12 to provide instruction for all students in first aid 13 for severe bleeding; requiring students to study and 14 practice skills associated with first aid for severe 15 bleeding at least once before graduating from high 16 school; requiring that the instruction be a part of a 17 required curriculum and be based on certain programs; 18 providing an exemption; creating s. 1012.5841, F.S.; 19 requiring the Department of Education to develop a 20 list of approved first aid for severe bleeding 21 instructional programs for certain instructional 22 personnel by a specified date; providing requirements 23 for such list; requiring the department to incorporate 24 such training programs into existing continuing 25 education or inservice training for such personnel by 26 a specified school year; prohibiting such requirements 27 from adding to the total hours required for such 28 education and training; authorizing the State Board of 29 Education to adopt rules; providing an effective date. 30 31 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 32 33 Section 1. Section 768.1326, Florida Statutes, is amended 34 to read: 35 768.1326 Placement of automated external defibrillator 36 devices and bleeding control kits
defibrillatorsin state 37 buildings; rulemaking authority.—The State Surgeon General shall 38 adopt rules to establish guidelines on the appropriate placement 39 of automated external defibrillator devices and bleeding control 40 kits in buildings or portions of buildings owned or leased by 41 the state, and shall establish, by rule, recommendations on 42 procedures for the deployment of automated external 43 defibrillator devices and bleeding control kits in such 44 buildings in accordance with the guidelines. The Secretary of 45 Management Services shall assist the State Surgeon General in 46 the development of the guidelines. The guidelines for the 47 placement of the automated external defibrillator devices and 48 bleeding control kits defibrillatorsshall take into account the 49 typical number of employees and visitors in the buildings, the 50 extent of the need for security measures regarding the 51 buildings, special circumstances in buildings or portions of 52 buildings such as high electrical voltages or extreme heat or 53 cold, and such other factors as the State Surgeon General and 54 Secretary of Management Services determine to be appropriate. 55 The State Surgeon General’s recommendations for deployment of 56 automated external defibrillator devices and bleeding control 57 kits defibrillatorsin buildings or portions of buildings owned 58 or leased by the state shall include: 59 (1) A reference list of appropriate training courses in the 60 use of such devices and kits, including the role of 61 cardiopulmonary resuscitation; 62 (2) The extent to which such devices and kits may be used 63 by laypersons; 64 (3) Manufacturer recommended maintenance and testing of the 65 devices and, if appropriate, kits; and 66 (4) Coordination with local emergency medical services 67 systems regarding the incidents of use of the devices and kits. 68 69 In formulating these guidelines and recommendations, the State 70 Surgeon General may consult with all appropriate public and 71 private entities, including national and local public health 72 organizations that seek to improve the survival rates of 73 individuals who experience cardiac arrest or injuries that would 74 require a bleeding control kit. 75 Section 2. Present subsection (28) of section 1001.42, 76 Florida Statutes, is redesignated as subsection (29), and a new 77 subsection (28) is added to that section, to read: 78 1001.42 Powers and duties of district school board.—The 79 district school board, acting as a board, shall exercise all 80 powers and perform all duties listed below: 81 (28) BLEEDING CONTROL KITS.—Provide at least one bleeding 82 control kit in every school within the school district. The 83 bleeding control kit must include, at a minimum, a tourniquet, 84 trauma dressings, gauze, two pairs of nitrile gloves, trauma 85 shears, and instructions. 86 Section 3. Section 1003.457, Florida Statutes, is created 87 to read: 88 1003.457 Instruction in first aid for severe bleeding.— 89 (1) Each school district shall provide instruction for all 90 students in first aid for severe bleeding. The students shall 91 study and practice the skills associated with first aid for 92 severe bleeding at least once before graduating from high 93 school. The instruction must be a part of the physical education 94 curriculum or another required curriculum selected by the school 95 district. 96 (2) The required instruction must be based on an 97 instructional program established by the American Red Cross or 98 another nationally recognized program that uses the most current 99 evidence-based emergency care guidelines. 100 (3) A student with a disability, as defined in s. 1007.02, 101 is exempt from the requirements of this section. 102 Section 4. Section 1012.5841, Florida Statutes, is created 103 to read: 104 1012.5841 Continuing education and inservice training for 105 first aid for severe bleeding.— 106 (1) By July 1, 2022, the Department of Education shall 107 develop a list of approved first aid for severe bleeding 108 instructional programs for instructional personnel in elementary 109 school, middle school, and high school. The approved list must 110 include instructional programs established by the American Red 111 Cross or another nationally recognized program that uses the 112 most current evidence-based emergency care guidelines. 113 (2) Beginning with the 2022-2023 school year, the 114 Department of Education shall incorporate the first aid for 115 severe bleeding instructional programs into existing 116 requirements for the continuing education or inservice training 117 of instructional personnel. The requirements of this section may 118 not add to the total hours required for continuing education or 119 inservice training as currently established by the department. 120 (3) The State Board of Education may adopt rules to 121 implement this section. 122 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.