Health, Physical Education and Family Consumer Sciences
Important Feedback Needed by February 27, 2015:
Review of New Legislation in Regards to Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and in the Use of Automated External Defibrillators
Survey Link: https://www.research.net/s/CPRLegislation
See below for additional information.
During the 2014 legislative session, the Legislature passed and the Governor signed into law Chapter 417, which amended Section 305 of the Education Law to require the Commissioner of Education to make a recommendation to the Board of Regents regarding a potential new mandate for required instruction in CPR and the use of AEDs in senior high schools. See: http://www.regents.nysed.gov/meetings/2014/December2014/1214p12d1.pdf (74 KB)
The statute, which took effect on October 21, 2014, requires that, prior to making this recommendation to the Board of Regents, the Commissioner must seek the recommendations of teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, others with educational expertise in such curriculum, as well as comments from parents, students, and other interested parties.
In addition, the Department must consider the fiscal impact of this mandate on the State and school districts, the amount of instructional time such curriculum would require and whether such time would detract from other mandated courses of study, and any additional factors the Commissioner deems relevant.
The Department staff is seeking feedback on this potential mandate from teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, others with educational expertise in such curriculum, parents, students, and other interested parties prior to making a recommendation to the Board consistent with the legislative requirement.
Please click the link found below to access the survey:
Please note: Survey needs to be completed by February 27, 2015.
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