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A04876 Summary:

BILL NOA04876
 
SAME ASSAME AS S02996
 
SPONSORAubry
 
COSPNSR
 
MLTSPNSR
 
Amd 206, Pub Health L; add 923, amd 3001-b & 3001-c, Ed L
 
Establishes the "Dominic Murray sudden cardiac arrest prevention act"; directs the commissioners of education and health to establish rules and regulations for the treatment and monitoring of students of school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and nonpublic schools who exhibit signs or symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.
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A04876 Actions:

BILL NOA04876
 
02/05/2019referred to education
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A04876 Memo:

NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
 
BILL NUMBER: A4876
 
SPONSOR: Aubry
  TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law and the public health law, in relation to directing the commissioners of education and health to establish rules and regulations for the treatment and monitor- ing of students of school districts, boards of cooperative educational services and nonpublic schools who exhibit signs or symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest   PURPOSE: This legislation would establish the Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act.   SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS: Section 2 amends Section 206 of the public health law by adding subdivi- sion 31. This subdivision directs the commissioner of health to develop information for the commissioner of education related to students who exhibit signs or symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. Such information shall be posted on the Department's Website. Section 3 of this bill amends the education law by adding a new section 923. It directs the Commissioners of health and education to take the information developed in accordance with section 206 and post it on both departments' websites, and school websites when one exists. It also requires that the information be printed on all permission or consent forms that may be required for a student's participation in interscho- lastic athletics. The commissioner shall promulgate rules and regulations that authorize school districts, in their discretion, to establish a sudden cardiac arrest management team. Such team shall be composed of various school employees from the health and athletic departments. The management team may establish and implement a program that annually provides information on sudden cardiac arrest to parents or persons in parental relation. In developing such rules and regulations, the commissioner shall consider comments from stakeholders and other interested parties including but not limited to parents, teachers, students, school administrators, school athletic trainers, sport coaches, medical and health profes- sionals, the public schools athletic league (PSAL), the NYS public high school athletic association (NYSPHSAA), and other athletic associations. Section 4, Subdivision 1 of section 3001-b of the education law, as added by Chapter 498 of the laws of 1991 is amended to ensure that in addition to the existing provisions of law related to the requirements necessary for anyone who coaches any extra-class athletic activity to hold a valid certificate of completion of a course of study in first aid knowledge and skills offered by the American National Red Cross and approved by the commissioner, or to meet equivalent requirements as certified by the commissioner, they must also ensure that any such course of study or equivalent requirements must include instruction in recognizing signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac arrest, and the administration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Prior to the start of each sports seasons, coaches must provide valid evidence to their chief school officer that their first aid and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and skills are current pursuant to the requirements established by the American National Red Cross or that they meet equivalent requirements as certified by the Commissioner. Section 5 amends Subdivision 1 of section 3001-C of the education law, as added by Chapter 39 of the law of 1994. This section ensures that any such course of study or equivalent requirements established by the commissioner must include instruction in recognizing signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac arrest, and the administration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Section 6 specifies this act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law, provided that, effective immediately, any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be completed on or before such date.   JUSTIFICATION: Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death among school athletes. It can happen at anytime, anywhere without warning. On October 5th, 2009, just weeks into his freshman year, 17 year old Dominic Murray suffered a sudden cardiac arrest and collapsed on the basketball court at Farmingdale State College. In the middle of a routine layup Dominic's heart stopped suddenly. His symptoms went unrecognized by all around him. Every minute counts to save someone in sudden cardiac arrest. What happened to Dominic and many other young athletes can be prevented by informing and educating our coaches, pupils, and parents.   LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: 2017 reported and referred to Ways and Means 2018 Amended   FISCAL IMPLICATIONS: None.   EFFECTIVE DATE: This act shall take effect on the first of July next succeeding the date on which it shall have become law, provided that, effective immediately, any rules and regulations necessary to implement the provisions of this act on its effective date are authorized and directed to be completed on or before such date.
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