2013 Nevada Revised Statutes
Chapter 389 - Examinations, Courses, Standards and Graduation
NRS 389.0185 - Establishment of courses of study; provisions governing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator for health course in middle school, junior high school and high school.


NV Rev Stat § 389.0185 (2013) What's This?

1. The State Board shall adopt regulations establishing courses of study and the grade levels for which the courses of study apply for:

(a) The academic subjects set forth in NRS 389.018. A course of study in health prescribed pursuant to paragraph (c) of subsection 3 of NRS 389.018 must, to the extent money is available for this purpose, for pupils enrolled in middle school, junior high school or high school, including, without limitation, pupils enrolled in those grade levels at a charter school, include instruction in:

(1) The administration of hands-only or compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including a psychomotor skill-based component, according to the guidelines of the American Red Cross or American Heart Association; and

(2) The use of an automated external defibrillator.

(b) Citizenship and physical training for pupils enrolled in high school.

(c) Physiology, hygiene and, except as otherwise prescribed by paragraph (a), cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(d) The prevention of suicide.

(e) Instruction relating to child abuse.

(f) The economics of the American system of free enterprise.

(g) American Sign Language.

(h) Environmental education.

(i) Adult roles and responsibilities.

A course of study established for paragraph (a) may include one or more of the subjects listed in paragraphs (b) to (i), inclusive.

2. If a course of study in health in middle school, junior high school or high school includes instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator:

(a) A teacher who provides the instruction is not required to hold certification in the administration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation unless required by the board of trustees of the school district pursuant to NRS 391.092 or by the governing body of the charter school.

(b) The board of trustees of the school district or the governing body of the charter school may collaborate with entities to assist in the provision of the instruction and the provision of equipment necessary for the instruction, including, without limitation, fire departments, hospitals, colleges and universities and public health agencies.

(c) A pupil who is enrolled in a course of study in health through a program of distance education or a pupil with a disability who cannot perform the tasks included in the instruction is not required to complete the instruction to pass the course of study in health.

(Added to NRS by 1999, 3258; A 2013, 2262)

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