2013 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Title 18A - EDUCATION
Section 18A:40-41 - Sudden cardiac arrest pamphlet; development, distribution.
18A:40-41 Sudden cardiac arrest pamphlet; development, distribution.
1. a. The Commissioner of Education, in consultation with the Commissioner of Health, the American Heart Association, and the American Academy of Pediatrics, shall develop a pamphlet that provides information about sudden cardiac arrest to student-athletes and the parents or guardians of student athletes. The pamphlet shall include an explanation of sudden cardiac arrest, its incidence among student athletes, a description of early warning signs, and an overview of the options that are privately available to screen for cardiac conditions that may lead to sudden cardiac arrest, including a statement about the limitations of these options.
b.The commissioner shall distribute the pamphlet, at no charge, to all school districts in the State. The commissioner shall update the pamphlet as necessary, and shall make additional copies available to nonpublic schools upon request.
c.In the 2007-2008 through the 2012-2013 school years, each school district shall distribute the pamphlet to the parents or guardians of students participating in school sports.
d.In the 2013-2014 school year and in each subsequent school year, a school district shall distribute the pamphlet to each student-athlete and to the parents or guardians of student-athletes, as part of the student's preparticipation physical examination and completion of athletic permission forms. A student-athlete and the parent or guardian of the student-athlete shall certify in writing that they received and reviewed the pamphlet.
L.2007, c.125, s.1; amended 2012, c.17, s.80; 2013, c.71, s.5.
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