|SAME AS||No Same As|
|Amd §3001-b & 3001-c, Ed L|
|Establishes the "Dominic Murray sudden cardiac arrest prevention act"; requires certain coaches to receive first aid instruction in recognizing signs or symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest.|
|01/27/2017||referred to education|
|02/09/2017||enacting clause stricken|
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NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
MEMORANDUM IN SUPPORT OF LEGISLATION
submitted in accordance with Assembly Rule III, Sec 1(f)
BILL NUMBER: A3381 SPONSOR: DenDekker
TITLE OF BILL: An act to amend the education law, in relation to requiring certain coaches to receive first aid instruction in recognizing signs or symp- toms of sudden cardiac arrest   PURPOSE OR GENERAL IDEA OF BILL: The purpose of the bill is to empower parents, coaches and students with information about the symptoms of SCA. Parents will learn that sudden cardiac arrest is not just an adult issue and identify the signs and symptoms of SCA, thus facilitating safer and healthier athletic activ- ities for our children.   SUMMARY OF SPECIFIC PROVISIONS: Section 2 of this bill amends Section 305 of the education law by adding subdivision 52 to direct the Commissioners of health and education to collaborate and review as necessary, rules and regulations relating to pupils who exhibit signs or symptoms of SCA while receiving instruction or engaging in school related activities. The commissioner shall consider comments from stakeholders and other interested parties includ- ing but not limited to parents, teachers, students, school administra- tors, school athletic trainers, sport coaches, medical and health professionals, the public schools athletic league (PSAL), the NYS public high school athletic association (NYSPHSAA), and other athletic associ- ations in requiring a course of instruction relating to recognizing pupils who exhibit signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest, as well as seeking proper medical treatment for such pupils. Such instruction shall be required to be completed on a biennial basis by all school coaches, physical education teachers, nurses, and athletic trainers. (i) The course of instruction shall include the definition of "sudden cardiac arrest" (SCA), signs and symptoms, and guidelines for the return to school and to certain school activities after a pupil has exhibited symptoms of SCA regardless of whether such occurrence took place outside of school. Training may be completed by means of courses of instructions, either provided online and by teleconference, approved by the department. (ii) Provides that the departments shall post on their official websites, information relating to SCA including the definition, signs and symptoms, as well as guidelines for returning to school. Schools shall include such information in any permission or parental consent form required for a pupil's participation in interscholastic sports. (iii) Requires the immediate removal from athletic activities of any pupil believed to be exhibiting signs or symptoms of SCA. In the event of doubt of SCA symptoms, it shall be presumed that the pupil has exhib- ited such symptoms until proven otherwise. No pupil shall resume athlet- ic activities until s/he has been evaluated by a licensed physician and received written and signed authorization to be kept on file in the pupil's permanent health record. Such policies shall provide guidelines for limitations and restrictions on school attendance for pupils who have exhibited symptoms of SCA, consistent with the physician's direc- tives. (iv) Authorizes each school or school district, in its discretion, to establish a SCA management team which may be composed of the athletic director (if any), a school nurse, school physician, interscholastic team coach, an athletic trainer, or other appropriate personnel as designated by the school. The SCA management team shall implement these policies and may establish a program which informs all relevant parties on SCA throughout the school year. (b) The rules and regulations establish in this subdivision shall be deemed to be the minimum standards that must be complied with by every public school relating to SCA. Said rules may also be implemented by nonpublic schools if they so authorize and any school may implement more stringent standards. Section 3 amends Section 206 of the public health law by adding subdivi- sion 29 which specifies the commissioner of health in assisting the commissioner of education in developing said rules and regulations relating to pupil's exhibiting SCA symptoms and provide for the posting on the department's official website of such SCA information. Section 4 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.   PRIOR LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: A9897 of 2014   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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STATE OF NEW YORK ________________________________________________________________________ 3381 2017-2018 Regular Sessions IN ASSEMBLY January 27, 2017 ___________ Introduced by M. of A. DenDEKKER -- read once and referred to the Committee on Education AN ACT to amend the education law, in relation to requiring certain coaches to receive first aid instruction in recognizing signs or symp- toms of sudden cardiac arrest The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assem- bly, do enact as follows: 1 Section 1. Short title. This act shall be known and may be cited as 2 the "Dominic Murray sudden cardiac arrest prevention act". 3 § 2. Subdivision 1 of section 3001-b of the education law, as added by 4 chapter 498 of the laws of 1991, is amended to read as follows: 5 1. On and after the effective date of this section, in addition to any 6 provision of law or rule or regulation of the department related to the 7 requirements necessary for teachers within the public school systems, 8 whether certified in physical education or not, to coach any extra-class 9 athletic activity, it shall be required of such teachers, except as 10 provided in subdivision two of this section, to hold a valid certificate 11 of completion of a course of study in first aid knowledge and skills 12 offered by the American National Red Cross and approved by the commis- 13 sioner, or to meet equivalent requirements as certified by the commis- 14 sioner. Any such course of study or equivalent requirements must include 15 instruction in recognizing signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest and 16 sudden cardiac arrest and the administration of adult cardiopulmonary 17 resuscitation. Prior to the start of each sports season, coaches must 18 provide valid evidence to their chief school officer that their first 19 aid and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation knowledge and skills are 20 current pursuant to the requirements established by the American 21 National Red Cross or that they meet equivalent requirements as certi- 22 fied by the commissioner. 23 § 3. Subdivision 1 of section 3001-c of the education law, as added by 24 chapter 39 of the laws of 1994, is amended to read as follows: EXPLANATION--Matter in italics (underscored) is new; matter in brackets [ ] is old law to be omitted. LBD06004-02-7A. 3381 2 1 1. On and after the effective date of this section, it shall be 2 required of coaches of high school extra-class athletic activities in a 3 nonpublic school system, except as provided in subdivision two of this 4 section, to hold a valid certificate of completion of a course of study 5 in first aid knowledge and skills offered by the American National Red 6 Cross and approved by the commissioner, or to meet equivalent require- 7 ments as certified by the commissioner. Any such course of study or 8 equivalent requirements must include instruction in recognizing signs 9 and symptoms of cardiac arrest and sudden cardiac arrest and the admin- 10 istration of adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Prior to the start of 11 each sports season, coaches must provide valid evidence to their chief 12 school officer that their first aid and adult cardiopulmonary resusci- 13 tation knowledge and skills are current pursuant to the requirements 14 established by the American National Red Cross or that they meet equiv- 15 alent requirements as certified by the commissioner. 16 § 4. This act shall take effect on July 1, 2018; provided, however, 17 that effective immediately the department of education is authorized to 18 promulgate any and all rules and regulations and to take any other meas- 19 ures necessary to implement this act on or before such effective date.