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

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State law addresses safety and injury.

Indiana Code 20-30-5-7. Curriculum; ethnic and racial groups course

Sec. 7. (a) Each school corporation shall include in the school corporation's curriculum the following studies:

  • (6) Health education, physical fitness, safety, and the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other substances on the human body.

Indiana Code 20-30-5-8 Safety education

Sec. 8. A course in safety education for at least one (1) full semester shall be taught in grade 8 of each public school and nonpublic school.

Indiana Code 20-30-5-20 Instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator

(c) Except as provided in subsection (f), each school corporation, charter school, and accredited nonpublic school shall include in the charter school’s, school corporation’s, or accredited nonpublic school’s high school health education curriculum instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of an automated external defibrillator for its students. The instruction must incorporate the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use an automated external defibrillator and must include either of the following:

  • (1) An instructional program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross.
  • (2) An instructional program that 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.
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