Tennessee law: Tenn Code 49-6-1208
Statute: Tenn Code 49-6-1208
Law Type: Training
Enacted on: 2018-02-19
Law type: Other
(a) The state board of education may provide for a program of instruction on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) techniques commensurate with the learning expectations within the lifetime wellness curriculum for public junior or senior high schools. All students should participate in this introduction at least once during their attendance in junior or senior high school. (b) It is not the intention of this section to require full certification in CPR. It is the intention of the section that students will learn the techniques and practice the psychomotor skills associated with performing CPR. For the purposes of this section, "psychomotor skills" means the use of hands-on practice and skills testing to support cognitive learning and shall not include cognitive-only training. (c) The program of instruction on CPR must include instruction on the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED) and the location of each AED in the school. The school shall conduct a CPR and AED drill so that the students are aware of the steps that must be taken if an event should occur that requires the use of an AED. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2019, the public welfare requiring it.
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