State law addresses safety and injury.
Code of Maine Rules 05-071-041 Offering Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
- Public schools including charter schools shall offer training to students in middle or high school on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use automated external defibrillators. Age-appropriate instruction prior to middle school is recommended but is not required.
Code of Maine Rules 05-071-127 Instructional Program Assessment and Diploma Requirements
4). Each content area of the system of Learning Results is defined by Standard and performance indicators in Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 131.
NOTE: Until such time as the content list for Health Education is included in Me. Dept. of Ed. Reg. 131, health education shall continue to include instruction in community health, consumer health, environmental health, family life, growth and development, nutritional health, personal health including mental and emotional health, prevention and control of disease and disorders, safety and accident prevention, and substance use and abuse, including the effects of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.
Maine Revised Statutes 20-A 4723. Health and physical education
The secondary course of study shall include instruction in health, safety and physical education, as prescribed by the commissioner, and physiology and hygiene, with special reference to the effects of alcoholic drinks, stimulants and narcotics upon the human system.