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INFORMATIONAL LETTER NO: 139
POLICY CODE: EBC
TO: Superintendents of Schools
FROM: Susan Gendron, Commissioner, Maine Department of Education
Please send on to principals and school nurses.
The 121st Maine
Legislature passed a Resolve, Chapter 112, requiring the Department of
Education to conduct a survey of schools to identify the extent to which school
administrative units have medical emergency response plans in place and have
developed emergency response teams composed of members who are CPR
certified. The Bureau of Health, Office
of Public Health Emergency Preparedness, also plans to conduct an assessment of
emergency preparedness of institutions in
I encourage you to participate in this important survey. The results of this survey will be used to determine priorities in addressing the gaps in the State’s readiness to respond to emergency situations. The survey results also will be provided to the Legislative Committee on Education and Cultural Affairs for their further consideration to assure that students have access to CPR Certified school personnel.
Bureau of Health has developed a web-based survey format for your ease of
responding. The survey will be
available on-line for you on
If you have questions regarding this process, please contact Janet Austin in the Bureau of Health at 287-7310 or email@example.com.