Florida Senate - 2012 SB 736 By Senator Altman 24-00599A-12 2012736__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to cardiopulmonary resuscitation 3 training in public schools; amending s. 1003.453, 4 F.S.; requiring that school districts that provide 5 basic training in first aid teach students the 6 psychomotor skills associated with performing 7 cardiopulmonary resuscitation at least one time before 8 graduation from high school; providing a definition 9 for the term “psychomotor skills”; providing an 10 effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Subsection (4) of section 1003.453, Florida 15 Statutes, is amended to read: 16 1003.453 School wellness and physical education policies; 17 nutrition guidelines.— 18 (4) School districts are encouraged to provide basic 19 training in first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 20 for all students, beginning in grade 6 and every 2 years 21 thereafter. School districts that provide basic training in 22 first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which is 23 based on a program that is nationally recognized and uses the 24 most current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular 25 care guidelines, shall require that students learn and practice 26 the psychomotor skills associated with performing 27 cardiopulmonary resuscitation at least one time before 28 graduating from high school. For purposes of this subsection, 29 the term “psychomotor skills” means the use of hands-on practice 30 and skills testing to support cognitive learning. This term does 31 not include cognitive-only training. Private and public 32 partnerships for providing training or necessary funding are 33 encouraged. 34 Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.