A new state requirement from Ohio Senate Bill 252 (Lindsay’s Law), effective March 14, 2017, affects pupil activity (coaching) permit holders. All individuals who coach athletic activities must annually complete a sudden cardiac arrest course approved by the Ohio Department of Health. In May, the Ohio Department of Health is expected to announce a new course for fulfilling this requirement. As soon as the training is available, we will notify districts of its availability and encourage them to have coaches complete it as soon as possible.
Those with coaching permits that are due to expire June 30 and those who need new permits may submit their applications when ready. As with all other training requirements, local school districts will be responsible for verifying that coaching permit holders have completed the new sudden cardiac arrest course each year, regardless of the expiration date of their pupil activity permits.
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