2003 -- H 5826
A N A C T
RELATING TO EDUCATION
Introduced By: Representative Paul W. Crowley
Date Introduced: February 11, 2003
It is enacted by the General Assembly as follows:
SECTION 1. Section 16-11.1-1 of the General Laws in Chapter 16-11.1 entitled
"Certification of Athletic Coaches" is hereby amended to read as follows:
16-11.1-1. Certification of athletic coaches -- Red cross first aid course required. --
person shall coach in any athletic program in any
elementary, junior, or
high school supported
wholly or in part by public money unless the person shall have acquired a certificate of
qualification issued by or under the authority of the department of elementary and secondary
education which indicates that the person has no more than three (3) years prior to the
application for certification, successfully completed the minimum of a red cross first aid course or
a comparable course approved by the department of elementary and secondary education.
Participating schools shall require annual proof of current and valid first aid training from all
coaches in their athletic programs.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect upon passage.