SB379 (2024) Detail

Relative to emergency action plans for sports related injuries.


SB 379-FN - AS INTRODUCED

 

 

2024 SESSION

24-3032

02/05

 

SENATE BILL 379-FN

 

AN ACT relative to emergency action plans for sports related injuries.

 

SPONSORS: Sen. Prentiss, Dist 5; Sen. Fenton, Dist 10; Sen. Watters, Dist 4; Sen. Perkins Kwoka, Dist 21; Sen. Soucy, Dist 18; Sen. Rosenwald, Dist 13; Sen. Whitley, Dist 15; Sen. D'Allesandro, Dist 20; Rep. Goley, Hills. 21; Rep. Morse, Graf. 9; Rep. S. Pearson, Rock. 13

 

COMMITTEE: Education

 

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ANALYSIS

 

This bill establishes requirements for the placement and maintenance of automated external defibrillators (AED) and requires an individual trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to supervise school sponsored sports activities.

 

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

24-3032

02/05

 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

 

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Twenty Four

 

AN ACT relative to emergency action plans for sports related injuries.

 

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

 

1  Emergency Plans for Sports Related Injuries.  Amend RSA 200:40-c to read as follows:

200:40-c Emergency Plans for Sports Related Injuries.

I. The local board of each school district or the governing body of each nonpublic school that includes any of the grades 4 through 12, shall establish an emergency action plan for responding to serious or potentially life-threatening sports related injuries. Each plan shall:

(a) Document the proper procedures to be followed when a student sustains a serious injury or illness while participating in school sponsored sports or other athletic activity.

(b) List the employees, team coaches, and licensed athletic trainers in each school who are trained in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(c) Identify the employees, team coaches, or licensed athletic trainers responsible for carrying out the emergency action plan.

(d) Identify the activity location, address, or venue for the purpose of directing emergency personnel.

(e) Identify the equipment and supplies and location thereof needed to respond to the emergency.

(f) Identify the location of any automated external defibrillators and personnel trained in the use of the automated external defibrillator (AED). If the school has AEDs:

(1)  The school will regularly check and maintain the AED according to the manufacturer's instructions;

(2)  Each AED shall be readily accessible in a well-marked and safe place for use in responding to cardiac emergencies.  AEDs shall not be locked in an office or be stored in a location that is not easily and quickly accessible during any school sponsored athletic activity; and

(3)  An AED should be onsite or available within one to 3 minutes of the school venue during any school sponsored athletic activity.

(g)  Document policies related to cooling for an exertional heat stroke victim consistent with guidelines established by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

(h)  Require that an individual trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation supervise organized school sponsored sports activities.

II.  The plan shall be posted within each school and disseminated to, and coordinated with emergency medical services, fire department, and law enforcement.  In addition, each school district shall adopt procedures for obtaining student-participant medical information relative to any injury or illness related to or involving any head, face, or cervical spine, cardiac injury or diagnosis, exertional heat stroke, sickle cell trait, asthma, allergies, or diabetes for each student athlete prior to engaging in activities; policies related to hydration, heat acclimatization and wet bulb globe temperature guidelines as established by the American College of Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers' Association; and procedures for students to return to play after a sports or illness-related injury, which shall be kept on file by each school district and made available to the department of education and public upon request.  Access, filing, and confidentiality of student-participant medical information shall be managed in accordance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA).  Each plan shall be added to the school's emergency response plan and adopted procedures shall be reviewed and rehearsed annually and updated as necessary.

III.  The plans shall be implemented by the beginning of the first full school year after the effective date of this section.

2  Effective Date.  This act shall take effect September 1, 2024.

 

LBA

24-3032

11/30/23

 

SB 379-FN- FISCAL NOTE

AS INTRODUCED

 

AN ACT relative to emergency action plans for sports-related injuries.

 

FISCAL IMPACT:      [    ] State              [    ] County               [ X ] Local              [    ] None

 

Estimated Political Subdivision Impact - Increase / (Decrease)

 

FY 2024

FY 2025

FY 2026

FY 2027

Local Revenue

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$0

Local Expenditures

$0

Indeterminable

 

METHODOLOGY:

This bill establishes requirements for the placement and maintenance of automated external defibrillators (AED) and requires an individual trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation to supervise school sponsored sports activities. To the extent school districts currently do not have a trained individual supervise organized school sponsored sports, they could incur training and/or staffing costs to comply with this bill. Any potential costs are indeterminable and could vary from district to district.

 

AGENCIES CONTACTED:

Department of Education

 

Links


Date Body Type
Jan. 9, 2024 Senate Hearing
Jan. 9, 2024 Senate Hearing
Jan. 18, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
March 21, 2024 Senate Floor Vote
April 16, 2024 House Hearing
April 22, 2024 House Exec Session

Bill Text Revisions

SB379 Revision: 40144 Date: Dec. 12, 2023, 2:39 p.m.

Docket


April 16, 2024: Executive Session: 04/22/2024 12:45 pm LOB 205-207


April 10, 2024: Public Hearing: 04/16/2024 10:15 am LOB 205-207


April 2, 2024: Introduced 04/02/2024 and referred to Education HJ 10


March 21, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; OT3rdg; 03/21/2024; SJ 7


March 5, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 03/21/2024, Vote 7-0; SC 11


Jan. 18, 2024: Ought to Pass: MA, VV; Refer to Finance Rule 4-5; 01/18/2024; SJ 2


Jan. 11, 2024: Committee Report: Ought to Pass, 01/18/2024; Vote 5-0; CC; SC 3


Jan. 2, 2024: Hearing: 01/09/2024, Room 101, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 2


Jan. 2, 2024: Hearing: 01/09/2024, Room 101, LOB, 09:15 am; SC 2


Dec. 12, 2023: To Be Introduced 01/03/2024 and Referred to Education; SJ 1