State of South Dakota
Senators Adelstein, Knudson, Kooistra, Nesselhuf, and Two Bulls and
Representatives Murschel, Bradford, Elliott, Halverson, Hanks, McLaughlin,
FOR AN ACT ENTITLED, An Act to
provide that health education be factual, medically
accurate, and objective.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA:
be amended by adding thereto a NEW SECTION to read as
Any school district that provides health education shall ensure that the information provided
to students is factual and medically accurate and objective. For the purposes of this section,
factual information includes medical, psychiatric, psychological, empirical, and statistical
statements. For the purposes of this section, medically accurate and objective means verified or
supported by research conducted in compliance with scientific methods and published in peer-
reviewed journals, if appropriate, and recognized as accurate and objective by leading
professional medical organizations and agencies with expertise in the relevant field.
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