December 9, 2015, Introduced by Senators SCHUITMAKER, HORN, HOOD, WARREN, BOOHER, O'BRIEN and KNOLLENBERG and referred to the Committee on Education.
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) Beginning in the 2016-2017 school year, the
board of a school district, board of directors of a public school
academy, or governing body of a nonpublic school that operates
grades 7 to 12 shall do all of the following:
(a) Provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to
pupils enrolled in grades 7 to 12 in the school district, public
school academy, or nonpublic school. The school board, board of
directors, or governing body 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 the following:
(i) An instructional program developed by the American Red
Cross or the American Heart Association.
(ii) Nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for
(b) Provide instruction about automated external
defibrillators to pupils enrolled in grades 7 to 12 in the school
district, public school academy, or nonpublic school.
(c) Subject to subsection (4), require a pupil to successfully
complete the instruction described in subdivisions (a) and (b)
before issuing a high school diploma to the pupil.
(2) A certificated teacher is not required 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) For a pupil to be considered to have successfully
completed the instruction under this section, a school district,
public school academy, or nonpublic school shall require the pupil
to be physically present for the instruction and to participate in
all aspects of the training included in the instruction unless the
pupil is physically unable to participate in the training due to a
(5) School districts, public school academies, and nonpublic
schools are encouraged to use locally available resources to
provide the instruction under this section, 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.
(6) The department shall establish a procedure for monitoring
compliance with the requirements of subsection (1) by each board of
a school district, board of directors of a public school academy,
or governing body of a nonpublic school.
(7) 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.