Chapter 084

Chapter 084

2003 -- H 5826

Enacted 07/02/03





     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. --

No 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.