State law addresses safety and injury.
Minnesota Statutes 120B.236 CPR and AED Instruction.
(a) School districts must provide onetime cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction as part of their grade 7 to 12 curriculum for all students in that grade beginning in the 2014-2015 school year and later. Training and instruction provided under this section need not result in cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator instruction must include cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automatic external defibrillator training that has been developed:
- (1) by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross and incorporate psychomotor skills to support the instruction; or
- (2) using nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and incorporates psychomotor skills to support the instruction. “Psychomotor skills” under this paragraph means hands-on practice to support cognitive learning; it does not mean cognitive-only instruction and training.
National Health Education Standards and Minnesota Benchmarks
Safety and injury prevention is taught as part of health education.