2017 Session Laws

CHAPTER 75

(SB 140)

Schools to provide instruction
in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


        ENTITLED, An Act to require schools to provide instruction in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:

    Section 1. That ยง 13-3-91 be amended to read:

    13-3-91. The secretary of education shall annually identify cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as a recommended skill skills that all schools should shall include within required school health curriculum and shall inform school districts of resources and training available to assist schools to provide instruction in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators.

    Section 2. That chapter 13-33 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    To provide the instruction required in section 1 of this Act, the school board or governing body shall use either of the following:

            (1)    An instructional program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross; or

            (2)    An instructional program that is nationally recognized and based on the most current American Heart Association guidelines for CPR and emergency cardiovascular care.

    The psychomotor skills necessary to perform hands-only CPR and awareness in the use of an AED shall be incorporated into the instruction.

    For the purposes of this section, the term, psychomotor skills, means the use of hands-on practicing to support cognitive learning.

    Section 3. That chapter 13-33 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    A certified teacher is not required to be an authorized CPR or AED instructor to facilitate, provide, or oversee the instruction required in section 2 of this Act. However, any CPR course that results in the students earning a CPR course completion card shall be taught by an authorized CPR or AED instructor.

    Section 4. That chapter 13-33 be amended by adding a NEW SECTION to read:

    The Department of Education shall annually conduct a survey of each applicable school to determine compliance with the requirements of this Act.

     Signed March 10, 2017
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