Teachers and Other School Personnel

ORS 342.726
Curricula to include information on steroids and performance-enhancing substances

  • training of school employees


School districts shall include information on anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing substances, including prevention strategies, strength-building alternatives and the understanding of health food labels, in health and physical education curricula for kindergarten through grade 12 students.


The Department of Education shall ensure that school districts are utilizing evidence-based programs such as the Oregon Health and Science University’s Athletes Training and Learning to Avoid Steroids (ATLAS) and Athletes Targeting Healthy Exercise and Nutrition Alternatives (ATHENA), which have demonstrated effectiveness in reducing anabolic steroid and performance-enhancing substance use by high school athletes.


The department shall work with voluntary organizations that administer interscholastic activities to require school district employees who are coaches or athletic directors to receive training once every four years on identifying the components of anabolic steroid abuse and use and prevention strategies for the use of performance-enhancing substances. [2007 c.395 §3; 2008 c.39 §5; 2011 c.313 §22]
Note: See note under 342.721 (Definitions for ORS 342).


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