State law addresses safety and injury.
Health Education Grades 9-12
Predict and analyze how healthy behaviors can affect health status, disease prevention, and potential severity of injury.
Louisiana Administrative Code 28 CXV 2347. Health Education
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) shall be taught.
Louisiana Administrative Code 28 LIX 309. Requirements
Grades 9-12: In order to graduate from high school, public school students must earn a 1/2 unit in health education (LAC 28:CXV.2319.C). A minimum of 3863 minutes of health instruction shall be taught (LAC 28:CXV.907.C). Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) (LAC 28:CXV.2347.B) and instruction in adoption awareness must be taught during health education
Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:275. Curriculum; breast self-examination and cervical cancer tests
All public junior and senior high schools shall provide instruction to all female students in the proper procedure for breast self-examination and the need for an annual Pap test for cervical cancer. Such instruction may be provided in the context of courses in the study of health, physical education, or such other appropriate curriculum or instruction period as may be determined by the respective local school boards.
Louisiana Revised Statutes 17:81. General powers of local public school boards
The governing authority of each public school that enrolls students in grades nine through twelve shall provide instruction relative to cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Such instruction shall be integrated into the curriculum of an existing course, such as health education, physical education, or another course that is required for graduation and deemed appropriate by the school governing authority, and shall include the following:
- (a) An instructional program developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross or an instructional program that is nationally recognized and based on the most current national evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines for the performance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.
- (b) Training for students relative to the psychomotor skills necessary to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation. For the purposes of this Subparagraph, “psychomotor skills” means skills that students are required to perform as hands-on practice to support cognitive learning. Students receiving the instruction required by this Subsection in a virtual school shall not be required to perform hands-on practice.