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Delaware General AssemblyDelaware RegulationsMonthly Register of RegulationsAugust 2014

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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. The amendment is needed in order to clarify some language regarding the incorporation of psychomotor skills learning into the instruction, and the implementation date shall be no later than the 2015-2016 school year.
Persons wishing to present their views regarding this matter may do so in writing by the close of business on or before September 5, 2014 to Tina Shockley, Education Associate – Policy Advisor, Department of Education, at 401 Federal Street, Suite 2, Dover, Delaware 19901. 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: 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 include a cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) awareness based on instructional program which uses the most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines, and incorporates psychomotor skills learning into the instruction, 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 instruction, 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 2015-2016 school year.
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