Notice of new rule: Instruction related to use of CPR and AEDs in public schools

The following rule, Chapter 41: Offering Instruction Related to Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and the Use of an Automated Defibrillator in Maine Public Schools, requires public schools to offer training to students on how to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use automated external defibrillators.

The rule was designed to ensure that the training requirements can be met without public schools being required to expand or modify their activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues.

Proposed language of rule Chapter 41 can be found here. Comments can be sent to the Maine DOE Health and Physical Education Specialist Susan Berry at now through September 2.