3313.6021 Instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator in high schools.

(A) As used in this section, "psychomotor skills" means the use of hands-on practice to support cognitive learning.

(B) Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, except as provided in division (E) of this section, each school operated by a school district which offers grades nine to twelve shall provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

Instruction shall include the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator and shall be either of the following:

(1) An instructional program developed by the American heart association or the American red cross that includes instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator;

(2) An instructional program that is nationally recognized and based on the most current national, evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

(C) No student shall receive certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator unless the student is trained by an authorized or certified instructor.

(D) Nothing in this section requires a licensed educator to be certified to provide training in the manner prescribed by this section to facilitate, provide, or oversee instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator that does not result in certification of students.

(E) If a student is excused from taking instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation under division (A)(8) of section 3313.60 of the Revised Code or if the student is a child with a disability and is incapable of performing the psychomotor skills required to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and to use an automated external defibrillator, as indicated in the student's IEP. the student shall not be required to receive instruction as prescribed by this section. As used in this section, "child with a disability" and "IEP" have the same meanings as in section 3323.01 of the Revised Code.


Added by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 113, §1, eff. 9/14/2016.