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SF 1979

as introduced - 93rd Legislature (2023 - 2024) Posted on 02/21/2023 08:37am

KEY: stricken = removed, old language.
underscored = added, new language.

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A bill for an act
relating to education; modifying CPR and AED instruction provisions to include
the Health and Safety Institute; amending Minnesota Statutes 2022, section


Section 1.

Minnesota Statutes 2022, section 120B.236, is amended to read:


(a) School districts must provide onetime cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic
external defibrillator instruction as part of their grade 7 to 12 curriculum for all students in
that grade deleted text beginbeginning in the 2014-2015 school year and laterdeleted text end. Training and instruction
provided under this section need not result in cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification.
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction must include
cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator training that has been

(1) by the American Heart Association deleted text beginordeleted text endnew text begin,new text end the American Red Crossnew text begin, or the Health and
Safety Institute
new text end and incorporate psychomotor skills to support the instruction; or

(2) using nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for cardiopulmonary
resuscitation and incorporates psychomotor skills to support the instruction.

"Psychomotor skills" under this paragraph means hands-on practice to support cognitive
learning; it does not mean cognitive-only instruction and training.

(b) School districts may use community members such as emergency medical technicians,
paramedics, police officers, firefighters, and representatives of the Minnesota Resuscitation
Consortium, the American Heart Association, deleted text beginordeleted text end the American Red Cross,new text begin or the Health
and Safety Institute,
new text end among others, to provide instruction and training under this section.
Community members are encouraged to provide needed training and instructional resources
such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation kits and other materials at no cost to the school
districts. A school administrator may waive this curriculum requirement for a high school
transfer student regardless of whether or not the student previously received instruction
under this section, an enrolled student absent on the day the instruction occurred under this
section, or an eligible student who has a disability. If a school district requests resources,
the Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium must provide them to the district for instruction
and training provided to students under this section.