2017 Maryland Code
Division II - Elementary and Secondary Education
Title 7 - Public Schools
Subtitle 4 - Health and Safety of Students
§ 7-411. Drug addiction and prevention education program.

Universal Citation: MD Educ Code § 7-411 (2017)
  • (a) State Board to implement program. -- The State Board shall develop and implement a program of drug addiction and prevention education in the public schools.
  • (b) Teachers to be trained in drug addiction and prevention education. --
    • (1) Except as provided in subsection (c)(2) of this section, this program shall be started before the sixth grade in each public school by teachers who are trained in the field of drug education.
    • (2) The State Board shall establish standards for determining how a teacher is considered to be "trained in the field of drug addiction and prevention education" for the purposes of this section.
  • (c) Components of program. --
    • (1) The program shall include instruction related to heroin and opioid addiction and prevention, including information relating to the lethal effect of fentanyl.
    • (2) The instruction required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be:
      • (i) Delivered in grade bands as follows:
        • 1. Third grade through fifth grade;
        • 2. Sixth grade through eighth grade; and
        • 3. Ninth grade through twelfth grade; and
      • (ii) A stand-alone unit in the program.
  • (d) Coordination with other State agencies. -- This program shall be coordinated with other State agencies that are responsible for drug abuse education and control.
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