State law addresses safety and injury.
Administrative Rules of Montana 10.53.709 Health Standard for Ninth Through Twelfth Grades
(1) The health Standard for ninth through twelfth grades are that each student will be able to:
- (a) comprehend concepts related to health promotion and disease prevention to enhance personal health by:
- (x) proposing ways to reduce or prevent injuries and health problems;
- (xi) analyzing the relationship between access to health care and health status, including the unique issues regarding American Indians and health care benefits resulting from treaty obligations;
- (xii) analyzing human body systems, their function, and their interrelationship with one another;
- (xiii) explaining the natural body changes of reproductive health;
- (xiv) explaining fertilization, conception, and how the baby's sex and inherited traits are determined; and
- (xv) comparing and contrasting how physical, mental, social, spiritual, and cultural factors influence attitudes about sexuality.
Montana Code Annotated 20-7-1315. First aid training in schools.
(1) The office of public instruction shall, in consultation with school districts, the department of public health and human services, the American heart association, and the American red cross, provide guidance and technical support and make available a program of study to Montana schools on:
- (a) basic first aid;
- (b) basic cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and
- (c) the use of automated external defibrillators.
(2) The guidance and program of study under subsection (1) must comply with current evidence-based guidance from the American heart association or another national science organization. The office of public instruction shall annually notify high school and K-12 school districts during the month of August in writing or electronically of the availability and any updating of the guidance and program of study under subsection (1).
(3) School districts are encouraged to incorporate the program of study under subsection (1) during health enhancement courses during high school as required in the accreditation Standard and to include in the program of study hands-on practicing of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.