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§ 7-411. Drug education programs

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEducationEffective: July 1, 2017

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Education (Refs & Annos)
Division II. Elementary and Secondary Education [Titles 2-9.5] (Refs & Annos)
Title 7. Public Schools (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 4. Health and Safety of Students (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2017
MD Code, Education, § 7-411
§ 7-411. Drug education programs
In general
(a) The State Board shall develop and implement a program of drug addiction and prevention education in the public schools.
Training for teachers
(b)(1) Except as provided in subsection (c)(2) of this section, this program shall be started before the sixth grade in each public school by teachers who are trained in the field of drug education.
(2) The State Board shall establish standards for determining how a teacher is considered to be “trained in the field of drug addiction and prevention education” for the purposes of this section.
Drug addiction and prevention program requirements
(c)(1) The program shall include instruction related to heroin and opioid addiction and prevention, including information relating to the lethal effect of fentanyl.
(2) The instruction required under paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be:
(i) Delivered in grade bands as follows:
1. Third grade through fifth grade;
2. Sixth grade through eighth grade; and
3. Ninth grade through twelfth grade; and
(ii) A stand-alone unit in the program.
Coordination with other State agencies
(d) This program shall be coordinated with other State agencies that are responsible for drug abuse education and control.


Added as Education § 7-409 by Acts 1978, c. 22, § 2, eff. July 1, 1978. Renumbered as Education § 7-411 by Acts 1996, c. 10, § 16, eff. April 9, 1996. Amended by Acts 2017, c. 573, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017; Acts 2017, c. 574, § 1, eff. July 1, 2017.
Formerly Art. 77, § 88A.
MD Code, Education, § 7-411, MD EDUC § 7-411
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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