Bill Summaries: H852 (2023-2024 Session)

  • Summary date: Apr 25 2023 - View summary

    Includes whereas clauses.

    Enacts GS 115C-12(49) to require the State Board of Education (State Board) to adopt rules for the installation, use, and maintenance of automatic external defibrillators (AEDs) in public school units. Lists five required components of the rules, including placement of at least two AEDs in each school and implementation of an appropriate training course for school personnel in the use of AEDs, as specified. 

    Amends GS 115C-47, GS 115C-218.75, GS 115C-238.66, and GS 116-11, requiring local boards of education, charter schools, regional schools, and the UNC Board of Governors for all public secondary schools under their instruction, to develop policies for the installation, maintenance, and use of AEDs pursuant to the rules adopted by the State Board under the new GS 115C-12(49).

    Appropriates $9.2 million from the ARPA Temporary Savings Fund to the Department of Public Instruction for 2023-24 to be allocated by the Superintendent on a first-come, first-served basis to governing bodies of public school units in an amount sufficient to purchase and install two AEDs per school and train personnel on their proper use.

    Effective July 1, 2023.