South Carolina General Assembly
120th Session, 2013-2014

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S. 160

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Sponsors: Senators Malloy, Cleary, Jackson, Shealy, Verdin, Fair, Alexander, L. Martin, Nicholson, Johnson, Lourie, Cromer, Reese, Thurmond, Massey, Rankin, Turner, Corbin, Setzler, Hayes and Hembree
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Companion/Similar bill(s): 3368

Introduced in the Senate on January 8, 2013
Introduced in the House on June 6, 2013
Last Amended on June 4, 2013
Currently residing in the House Committee on Education and Public Works

Summary: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS

     Date      Body   Action Description with journal page number
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    1/8/2013  Senate  Introduced and read first time (Senate Journal-page 105)
    1/8/2013  Senate  Referred to Committee on Education 
                        (Senate Journal-page 105)
   5/13/2013  Senate  Committee report: Majority favorable with amend., 
                        minority unfavorable Education
   5/14/2013          Scrivener's error corrected
    6/4/2013  Senate  Committee Amendment Adopted (Senate Journal-page 53)
    6/4/2013  Senate  Read second time (Senate Journal-page 53)
    6/4/2013  Senate  Roll call Ayes-36  Nays-1 (Senate Journal-page 53)
    6/5/2013  Senate  Read third time and sent to House 
                        (Senate Journal-page 32)
    6/6/2013  House   Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 11)
    6/6/2013  House   Referred to Committee on Education and Public Works 
                        (House Journal-page 11)

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VERSIONS OF THIS BILL

1/8/2013
5/13/2013
5/14/2013
6/4/2013

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COMMITTEE AMENDMENT ADOPTED

June 4, 2013

S. 160

Introduced by Senators Malloy, Cleary, Jackson, Shealy, Verdin, Fair and Alexander

S. Printed 6/4/13--S.

Read the first time January 8, 2013.

            

A BILL

TO AMEND CHAPTER 32, TITLE 59 OF THE 1976 CODE, RELATING TO THE COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAM, BY ADDING SECTION 59-32-35 TO REQUIRE INSTRUCTION IN CARDIOPULMONARY RESUSCITATION AND THE USE OF AN AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR TO ALL STUDENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AS A REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

Amend Title To Conform

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:

SECTION    1.    Section 59-32-30(A) of the 1976 Code is amended to read:

"Section 59-32-30(A)    Pursuant to guidelines developed by the board, each local school board shall implement the following program of instruction:

(1)    Beginning with the 1988-89 school year, for grades kindergarten through five, instruction in comprehensive health education must include the following subjects: community health, consumer health, environmental health, growth and development, nutritional health, personal health, prevention and control of diseases and disorders, safety and accident prevention, substance use and abuse, dental health, and mental and emotional health. Sexually transmitted diseases as defined in the annual Department of Health and Environmental Control List of Reportable Diseases are to be excluded from instruction on the prevention and control of diseases and disorders. At the discretion of the local board, age-appropriate instruction in reproductive health may be included.

(2)    Beginning with the 1988-89 school year, for grades six through eight, instruction in comprehensive health must include the following subjects: community health, consumer health, environmental health, growth and development, nutritional health, personal health, prevention and control of diseases and disorders, safety and accident prevention, substance use and abuse, dental health, mental and emotional health, and reproductive health education. Sexually transmitted diseases are to be included as a part of instruction. At the discretion of the local board, instruction in family life education or pregnancy prevention education or both may be included, but instruction in these subjects may not include an explanation of the methods of contraception before the sixth grade.

(3)    Beginning with the 1989-90 school year, at least one time during the four years of grades nine through twelve, each student shall receive instruction in comprehensive health education, including at least seven hundred fifty minutes of reproductive health education and pregnancy prevention education.

(4)    The South Carolina Educational Television Commission shall work with the department in developing instructional programs and materials that may be available to the school districts. Films and other materials may be designed for the purpose of explaining bodily functions or the human reproductive process. These materials may not contain actual or simulated portrayals of sexual activities or sexual intercourse.

(5)    The program of instruction provided for in this section may not include a discussion of alternate sexual lifestyles from heterosexual relationships including, but not limited to, homosexual relationships except in the context of instruction concerning sexually transmitted diseases.

(6)    In grades nine through twelve, students must also be given appropriate instruction that adoption is a positive alternative.

(7)    Beginning with the 2015-16 school year, at least one time during the four years of grades nine through twelve, each student shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), which must include, but is not limited to, hands-only CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED). Each school district shall use a program that incorporates the instruction of the psychomotor skills necessary to perform CPR developed by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or an instructional program which is nationally recognized and based on the most current national evidence-based Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines for CPR and the use of an AED. A school district must adopt a policy providing a waiver for this requirement for a student absent on the day the instruction occurred, a student with a disability whose individualized education program indicates such student is unable to complete all or a portion of the hands-only CPR requirement, or a student whose parent or guardian completes, in writing, a form approved by the school district opting-out of hands-only CPR and AED instruction. The State Board of Education shall incorporate CPR and AED instruction into the South Carolina Health and Safety Education Curriculum Standards and promulgate regulations to implement this section."

SECTION    2.    This act takes effect upon approval by the Governor.

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