Assembly Bill 245 – Requires High School Athletic Coaches Receive Training In Cardiac Arrest And Certification In The Use Of An Automated External Defibrillator By July 1, 2024

CATEGORY: Public Education Matters
CLIENT TYPE: Public Education
DATE: Dec 06, 2023

Existing law requires high school coaches receive training on their own time in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and first aid.  This bill expands the current training requirements to include training in responding to the signs and symptoms of cardiac arrest.  The bill also requires that coaches obtain certification in the use of an automated external defibrillator.  The training must be provided by July 1, 2024.

Existing law requires the governing board of a school district or charter school that elects to offer any interscholastic athletic program ensure there is a written emergency action plan.  In compliance with AB 245, the governing board must ensure their emergency action plan is updated by July 1, 2024, to include a description of the manner and frequency at which the procedures to be followed in the event of sudden cardiac arrest and other medical emergencies related to the athletic program’s activities, based on training, will be rehearsed.

(AB 245 amends Sections 35179.1 and 35179.4 of the Education Code.)

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