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14 DE Admin. Code 851
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 the high school. The addition of these curricular areas would commence in schools no later than the 2014-2015 school year.
Notice of the proposed regulation was published in the News Journal and the Delaware State News on August 3, 2013, in the form hereto attached as Exhibit "A". The Department received 57 comments of support and/or endorsement from various organizations as well as from the public at large. While all were supportive, several of the comments requested "psychomotor learning" or "hands on" instruction for CPR. The Department has modified the regulation to clarify that certain standards should be utilized when complying with this section of the regulation. Districts and charter schools can locally decide to increase any requirements or additional components.
The Secretary finds that it is appropriate 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 the high school.
For the foregoing reasons, the Secretary concludes that it is appropriate to amend 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program. Therefore, pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122, 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program attached hereto as Exhibit "B" is hereby amended. Pursuant to the provision of 14 Del.C. §122(e), 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program hereby amended shall be in effect for a period of five years from the effective date of this order as set forth in Section V. below.
The text of 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program amended hereby shall be in the form attached hereto as Exhibit "B", and said regulation shall be cited as 14 DE Admin. Code 851 K to 12 Comprehensive Health Education Program in the Administrative Code of Regulations for the Department of Education.
The actions hereinabove referred to were taken by the Secretary pursuant to 14 Del.C. §122 on September 19, 2013. The effective date of this Order shall be ten (10) days from the date this Order is published in the Delaware Register of Regulations.
IT IS SO ORDERED the 19th day of September 2013.
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 [based on current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular guidelines], 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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