Georgia - HE K-12 curriculum—safety and injury prevention (MS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation; standard
Summary: 

State law addresses safety and injury.

O.C.G.A. §20-2-149.1. Instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of automated external defibrillator; requirements

(c) Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, each local board of education which operates a school with grades nine through 12 shall provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillatorto its students as a requirement within existing health or physical education courses. Such training shall include either ofthe following and shall incorporate into the instruction the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator:

  • (1) An instructional program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross; or
  • (2) An instructional program which is nationally recognized and is based on the most current national evidence based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.12. Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program Plan

    1. Nutrition
    1. Personal health
    1. Sex education/AIDS education
    1. Safety
    1. Mental health
    1. Growth and development
    1. Consumer health
    1. Community health
    1. Health careers
    1. Family living
    1. Motor skills
    1. Physical fitness
    1. Lifetime sports
    1. Outdoor education
    1. Fitness assessment
      <a href="http://sos.ga.gov/”>Source: Georgia Secretary of State

Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia Rule 160-4-2-.12. Comprehensive Health and Physical Education Program Plan

(h) Beginning in the 2013-2014 school year, each local board of education which operates a school with grades nine through 12 shall provide instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator to its students as a requirement within one of the required health or physical education courses (Health(17.011), Health and Personal Fitness (36.051), or Advanced Personal Fitness (36.061)) to satisfy this requirement. Such instruction shall incorporate the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and touse an automated external defibrillator. Each local board of education shall report adherence to this requirement as determined by the Georgia Department of Education.
<a href="http://sos.ga.gov/”>Source: Georgia Secretary of State


Georgia Performance Standards for Health Education

The National and Georgia Standards for Health Education are designed to incorporate into a curricula the following six priority adolescent risk behaviors identified by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Alcohol and other Drug Use, Injury and Violence (including Suicide), Tobacco Use, Poor Nutrition, Inadequate Physical Activity, and Risky Sexual Behavior. The standards also are designed to encompass a wide range of the following common content areas: Community Health, Consumer Health, Environmental Health, Family Life, Mental/Emotional Health, Injury Prevention/Safety, Nutrition, Personal Health, Prevention/Control of Disease, and Substance Use/Abuse. (Table 1 shows the relationship between the National Health Education Standards, Common Health Education Content Areas, and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Adolescent Risk Behaviors.)
<a href="http://www.gadoe.org/Pages/Home.aspx”>Source: Georgia Department of Education

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