- This law went into effect on October 7th, of 2015.
- This training will be part of the schools health education curriculum.
- Students will be trained in both CPR and AED usage.
- Standards of AHA or ARC equivalent training have been set for this law.
Excerpts from Bill
Students in senior high schools shall be provided instruction in hands-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.
Excerpts from State Board of Education
“State Education Law Section 917 requires public school administrators to ensure the presence of at least one operable Automated External Defibrillator (AED) at each school, as well as staff volunteers in each school building/annex, etc who are appropriately trained and certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED). and can respond to medical emergencies.”
Student CPR Programs that Meet This RequirementThese programs will qualify for New York's CPR Training Graduation Requirement:
|Supplies Needed||Adult Manikin||Adult & Infant Manikin, AED Trainer|
|Initial Evaluator Training Time||20-30 minutes||4-5 hours|
|Online Course Time||1 hour training, 20 minute test||1 hour training, 20 minute test|
|Hands-On Time (per group)||5-10 minutes||20-25 minutes|
|Certification Level||No certification||2-year Community CPR Certification|
|Cost for Students & Evaluators||FREE||FREE|