ASSEMBLY, No. 2072
STATE OF NEW JERSEY
PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2014 SESSION
Assemblyman ANGEL FUENTES
District 5 (Camden and Gloucester)
Assemblyman PATRICK J. DIEGNAN, JR.
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblywoman NANCY J. PINKIN
District 18 (Middlesex)
Assemblywoman ANNETTE QUIJANO
District 20 (Union)
Assemblyman BENJIE E. WIMBERLY
District 35 (Bergen and Passaic)
Assemblymen Gusciora, McKeon, Assemblywoman Watson Coleman, Assemblyman Rible, Assemblywoman Jasey, Senators Allen, Vitale, Madden, Lesniak, Ruiz, Greenstein and Pou
Requires public school students in grades 9 through 12 to receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator prior to graduation.
CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT
As amended by the General Assembly on June 16, 2014.
An Act concerning health education and supplementing chapter 35 of Title 18A of the New Jersey Statutes.
Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
1. a. Notwithstanding the provisions of any law, rule, or regulation to the contrary, 1[beginning on September 1, 2014,]1 the board of education of a public school district that includes grades 9 through 12, or the board of trustees of a charter school that includes grades 9 through 12, shall provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator 1to each student prior to graduation1 as part of the 1[existing health education curriculum] district’s implementation of the Core Curriculum Content Standards in Comprehensive Health and Physical Education1. The board of education, or board of trustees, may select a no-cost, non-certification instructional program to meet this requirement.
b. 1[Each high school student shall be required to participate in the instructional program established pursuant to subsection a. of this section as a requirement for high school graduation] The provisions of subsection a. of this section shall first be effective with the 2014-2015 grade nine class1.
2. The instruction provided pursuant to section 1 of this act shall:
a. be modeled from an instructional program established by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or other nationally-recognized association with expertise in instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator; and
b. include a hands-on learning component for each participating student.
3. This act shall take effect immediately.