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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsAugust 2013

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14 DE Admin. Code 851
A. Type of Regulatory Action Required
B. Synopsis of Subject Matter of the Regulation
The Secretary of Education seeks the consent of the State Board of Education to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program to require cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) awareness and use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) and awareness of organ/tissue donating in high school. It would be at the discretion of the district or charter school the high school grade level each would be provided and the curricular materials to be used. The addition of these curricular areas would commence in schools no later than the 2014-2015 school year. The Department will work with the districts and schools to identify potential curricular resources that may be used.
Persons wishing to present their views regarding this matter may do so in writing by the close of business on or before September 5, 2013 to Susan Haberstroh, Department of Education at 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware 19904. A copy of this regulation is available from the above address or may be viewed at the Department of Education business office.
1.1.3 The use of the state content standards for health education for grades K to 12 to address the core concepts: tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, injury prevention and safety, nutrition and, physical activity, family life and sexuality, personal health and wellness, mental health and community and environmental health with minimum hours of instruction as follows:
1.1.3.4 In grades 9 to 12, one half (1/2) credit of comprehensive health education is required for graduation of which fifteen (15) hours of this 1/2 credit course must address drug and alcohol education. In addition, no less than two (2) hours of this 1/2 credit course shall cover cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) awareness, use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) as well as a component on the life saving and life enhancing effects of organ and tissue donation. This 1/2 credit course may be provided in the 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade. In each of the remaining three grades, fifteen (15) hours of drug and alcohol education must be provided for all students. CPR awareness, use of an AED and organ/tissue donation awareness shall be integrated into each high school Health Education Program no later than the 2014-2015 school year.
1.1.9 A description of the method(s) used to implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the program which shall be reported in the District/School Success Plan upon request of the Department.
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