November 2013 Committee on Instruction Item 3

 

Discussion of Proposed New 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.38, Requirements for Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)

November 20, 2013

COMMITTEE ON INSTRUCTION: DISCUSSION
STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION: NO ACTION

SUMMARY:
This item provides the opportunity for the committee to discuss proposed new 19 TAC Chapter 74, Curriculum Requirements, Subchapter C, Other Provisions, §74.38, Requirements for Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), as required by House Bill (HB) 897, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013.

STATUTORY AUTHORITY: Texas Education Code (TEC), §28.0023, as amended by HB 897, 83rd Texas Legislature, Regular Session, 2013.

BOARD RESPONSE: This item is presented for review and comment.

PREVIOUS BOARD ACTION: The State Board of Education (SBOE) adopted the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Health Education effective September 1, 1998.

FUTURE ACTION EXPECTED: At the direction of the committee, proposed new 19 TAC §74.38, Requirements for Instruction in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), could be presented for first reading and filing authorization at the next scheduled SBOE meeting.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION AND SIGNIFICANT ISSUES: Current law requires the SBOE to include elements relating to instruction in CPR and the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED) as part of the TEKS for health. The TEKS for Health Education, Grades 7-8, include the expectation that students demonstrate basic first-aid procedures, including CPR.

In 2013, the 83rd Texas Legislature, passed HB 897, amending the TEC, §28.0023, to require that the SBOE include instruction in CPR for students in Grades 7-12. The legislation also requires school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to provide instruction in CPR and for students to receive the CPR instruction at least once before graduation. The legislation specifies that the instruction may be provided as part of any course and is not required to result in certification in CPR. This item provides the opportunity for the board to discuss new requirements for instruction in CPR, as required by HB 897.

FISCAL IMPACT: There would likely be a fiscal impact for school districts to provide students with instruction in CPR. Fiscal implications of the proposed new rule will be assessed after the committee gives direction regarding the proposal to bring forward for first reading and filing authorization.

PUBLIC AND STUDENT BENEFIT: Students would have access to additional instruction regarding CPR.

PROCEDURAL AND REPORTING IMPLICATIONS: Implications will be assessed after the committee gives direction regarding the proposed new rule to bring forward for first reading and filing authorization.

LOCALLY MAINTAINED PAPERWORK REQUIREMENTS: Paperwork requirements will be assessed after the committee gives direction regarding the proposed new rule to bring forward for first reading and filing authorization.

PUBLIC COMMENTS: The official public comment period will begin when the proposal, approved for first reading and filing authorization by the SBOE, is published in the Texas Register.

ALTERNATIVES: None.

OTHER COMMENTS AND RELATED ISSUES: None.

Staff Member Responsible:
Monica Martinez, Interim Associate Commissioner
Standards and Programs

Attachment:
Statutory Citations (PDF, 217KB)

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