2021 Maryland Statutes
Division II - Elementary and Secondary Education
Title 7 - Public Schools
Subtitle 4 - Health and Safety of Students
Section 7-439 - Awareness and Prevention of Sexual Abuse and Assault Program

    (a)    In this section, “nonpublic school” means a noncollegiate educational institution that:

        (1)    Holds a certificate of approval from the State Board under § 2–206(e) of this article; and

        (2)    Participates in the Nonpublic Schools Textbook and Technology Grants Program.

    (b)    (1)    The State Board and each nonpublic school in the State shall develop and implement a program of age–appropriate education on the awareness and prevention of sexual abuse and assault.

        (2)    The program required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be:

            (i)    Taught by a teacher who is trained to provide instruction on the awareness and prevention of sexual abuse and assault; and

            (ii)    Incorporated into the health curriculum of each county board and each nonpublic school.

    (c)    The State Board shall adopt regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

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