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New Coaching Standards - Sudden Cardiac Arrest (Lindsay's Law)

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 becomes effective on August 1, 2017.  In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:
For parents/guardians and student- athletes in grades 7-12 in Ohio schools
For Coaches:
If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education (all paid and volunteer coaches in Ohio), please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law http://education.ohio.gov/  The required video, informational handout and a post assessment test will be available shortly through the ODE’s website.  We will inform you when that component is available.  If, however, you want to have your coaches view the video and review the information immediately, you may access those items below.  Please be advised that as a school district, your superintendent must be able to verify that coaches have seen this video and read the informational handout if you choose to implement this requirement before it is available through ODE’s LMS. 
Successful completion of this coaches’ requirement will generate verification through the LMS.  The Ohio Department of Education anticipates that these items will be ready for coaches to access by July 5, 2017. These educational materials are all free of charge and are the only materials authorized for compliance with this new state law.  No other course or training material is acceptable.

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