First Aid and CPR Requirements for the Initial Certification of Michigan Teachers
v Required by legislation passed in June
Required by legislation passed in June 2003, now Section 1531d of the Revised
School Code. Click here to view excerpt from:
The Revised School Code
Requires that candidates recommended for certification after July 1, 2004,
complete coursework in First Aid and CPR.
This coursework may be offered by the the American Heart Association
American Red Cross (ARC),
American Safety and Health Institute (ASHI), the Emergency Care & Safety
Institute (ECSI), the Safety Council of Southeast Michigan (SCSM), the Lansing
Area Safety Council (LASC), or Medic First
Teacher preparation institutions may offer AHA, ARC, ASHI, ECSI, SCSM, LASC, or
MFA coursework if their instructors are certified by one of the approved
suppliers and candidates are given AHA, ARC, ASHI, ECSI, SCSM, LASC, or MFA
cards indicating that they have successfully completed course requirements.
Coursework must include first aid, adult CPR, and child CPR.
Online courses are not acceptable - learning first aid and CPR requires
demonstration and practice.
Candidates are to provide the actual card(s) to the teacher preparation
institution for photocopying. The institution will keep the copies with the
candidates' academic records.
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Approved Providers of Courses for First Aid and CPR
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THE REVISED SCHOOL CODE
Act 451 of 1976
380.1531d First aid and
cardiopulmonary resuscitation; requirements for teacher certification.
Sec. 1531d. (1)
Beginning July 1, 2004, the superintendent of public instruction shall not issue
an initial teaching certificate to a person unless the person presents evidence
satisfactory to the superintendent of public instruction that the person
meets one of the following:
(a) Has successfully
completed a course approved by the department in first aid and cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, including a test demonstration on a mannequin, and has
successfully completed instruction approved by the department in foreign body
airway obstruction management, and holds valid certification in these topics
issued by the American red cross, American heart association, or a comparable
organization or institution approved by the department.
Has physical limitations that make it
impracticable for the person to complete the instruction and obtain the required
certification under subdivision (a).
(2) A person who meets the requirements
described in subsection (1) (a) and who performs first aid, cardiopulmonary
resuscitation, or foreign body airway obstruction management on another person
in the course of his or her employment as a teacher is not liable in a civil
action for damages resulting from an act or omission occurring in that
performance except an act or omission constituting gross negligence or willful
and wanton misconduct.
(3) This section does not create a duty to
act on the part of a person who holds the certification described in
subsection 1 (a).
History: Add. 2003, Act 18, Imd. Eff. June 10, 2003
Popular name: Act 451