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

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law addresses safety and injury.

New Mexico Statutes. 22-13-1. Subject areas; minimum instructional areas required; accreditation.

H. All health education courses shall include:

  • (1) age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention training that meets department standards developed in consultation with the federal centers for disease control and prevention that are based on evidence-based methods that have proven to be effective; and
  • (2) lifesaving skills training that follows nationally recognized guidelines for hands-on psychomotor skills cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Students shall be trained to recognize the signs of a heart attack, use an automated external defibrillator and perform the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims. The secretary shall promulgate rules to provide for the:
    • (a) use of the following instructors for the training provided pursuant to this paragraph: 1) school nurses, health teachers and athletic department personnel as instructors; and 2) any qualified persons volunteering to provide training at no cost to the school district that the school district determines to be eligible to offer instruction pursuant to this paragraph; and
    • (b) approval of training and instructional materials related to the training established pursuant to this paragraph in both English and Spanish.

New Mexico Statutes. 22-13-1.1. Graduation requirements.

K. For students entering the eighth grade in the 2012-2013 school year, a course in health education is required prior to graduation. Health education may be required in either middle school or high school, as determined by the school district. Each school district shall submit to the department by the beginning of the 2011-2012 school year a health education implementation plan for the 2012-2013 and subsequent school years, including in which grade health education will be required and how the course aligns with department content and performance standards. Health education courses shall include:

  • (1) age-appropriate sexual abuse and assault awareness and prevention training that meets department standards developed in consultation with the federal centers for disease control and prevention that are based on evidence-based methods that have proven to be effective; and
  • (2) lifesaving skills training that follows nationally recognized guidelines for hands-on psychomotor skills cardiopulmonary resuscitation training. Students shall be trained to recognize the signs of a heart attack, use an automated external defibrillator and perform the Heimlich maneuver for choking victims. The secretary shall promulgate rules to provide for the:
    • (a) use of the following instructors for the training provided pursuant to this paragraph:
      • 1) school nurses, health teachers and athletic department personnel as instructors; and
      • 2) any qualified persons volunteering to provide training at no cost to the school district that the school district determines to be eligible to offer instruction pursuant to this paragraph; and
    • (b) approval of training and instructional materials related to the training established pursuant to this paragraph in both English and Spanish.
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