AB-1719: Pupil Instruction: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

Session: 2015-2016
Author: Rodriguez
Status: Signed into Law (Chaptered)
AAP-CA Position: Support
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This bill would require, commencing with the 2017–18 year, the governing board of a school district, and the governing body of a charter school, offering instruction to pupils in grades 9 to 12, inclusive, to provide instruction on performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation as part of a required course, as provided. The bill would encourage those entities to provide to pupils general information on the use and importance of an automated external defibrillator. The bill would require the State Department of Education to provide guidance on how to implement these provisions, including, but not limited to, who may provide instruction. The bill would also make conforming changes to a related code section. By imposing additional requirements on school districts and charter schools, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program.

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