NOTE: While Colorado school districts are not required by law to adopt a policy on this subject, this policy reflects legal requirements school districts must follow. This sample policy contains the content/language that CASB believes best meets the intent of the law. However, the district should consult with its own legal counsel to determine appropriate language that meets local circumstances and needs.
During the school day and during school sponsored events, including those off-site, at least one staff person shall be on duty who has a current certification from a nationally recognized course in standard first aid and CPR. A list of such staff members shall be maintained in each school office.
Athletic coaches, as that term is defined by applicable rules of the Colorado State Board of Education, shall be certified in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).
LEGAL REFS.: C.R.S. 22-1-125.5 (athletic coaches must be certified in CPR and the use of automated external defibrillators)
1 CCR 301-96 (State Board of Education rules for the Administration of the Instruction of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Public Schools Grant Program)
6 CCR 1010-6, Rule 6.13(D) (first aid and CPR certification requirement)
CROSS REF.: JLCE, First Aid and Emergency Medical Care
NOTE: State law requires "athletic coaches" employed by school districts to be certified in CPR and the use of AEDs. C.R.S. 22-1-125.5 (2). Applicable rules of the State Board of Education define "coach" as "head and assistant coaches of all athletic programs recognized by the Colorado High School Activities Association (CHSAA)." 1 CCR 301-96, Rule 2.00(6). Accordingly, this requirement applies only to those head and assistant coaches employed by the district and coaching an "athletic program" recognized by CHSAA.
[Revised November 2015]
COLORADO SAMPLE POLICY 2002©