SB-0647, As Passed Senate, May 31, 2016
SENATE BILL NO. 647
A bill to amend 1976 PA 451, entitled
"The revised school code,"
(MCL 380.1 to 380.1852) by adding section 1168.
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:
Sec. 1168. (1) By not later than the 2017-2018 school year,
the department shall ensure that the model core academic curriculum
content standards for health education and the subject area content
expectations and guidelines for health education under section
1278a provide for all of the following:
(a) Instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for pupils
enrolled in grades 7 to 12. The content standards and subject area
content expectations shall ensure that the psychomotor skills
necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation are incorporated
into the instruction and that the instruction is based on either of
(i) An instructional program developed by the American Red
Cross or the American Heart Association.
(ii) Nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for
(b) Instruction about automated external defibrillators for
pupils enrolled in grades 7 to 12.
(2) The content standards or subject area content expectations
and guidelines under subsection (1) shall not require a
certificated teacher to be an authorized CPR/AED instructor to
facilitate, provide, or oversee instruction described in subsection
(1)(a) if that instruction does not result in a pupil earning a CPR
certification card or status.
(3) If instruction described in subsection (1)(a) will result
in a pupil earning a CPR certification card or status, that
instruction must be taught by an authorized CPR/AED instructor, as
(4) School districts, public school academies, and nonpublic
schools are encouraged to use locally available resources to
provide the instruction required to meet the content standards or
subject area content expectations and guidelines under subsection
(1), including, but not limited to, emergency medical technicians,
paramedics, police officers, firefighters, representatives of the
American Heart Association or American Red Cross, or properly
trained teachers or other school employees.
(5) As used in this section:
(a) "Authorized CPR/AED instructor" means an instructor who is
authorized by the American Heart Association, American Red Cross,
or a similar nationally recognized association to provide
instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation that results in the
issuance of a CPR certification card or status.
(b) "CPR certification card or status" means a card or other
credential evidencing successful completion of instruction in
cardiopulmonary resuscitation that is issued by the American Heart
Association, American Red Cross, or a similar nationally recognized
organization using evidence-based guidelines for the teaching of
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.