(a) The Legislature hereby finds and declares that the use of anabolic steroids to expedite the physical development and enhance the performance level of secondary school athletes presents a serious health hazard to these pupil athletes.
Therefore it is the intent of the Legislature to encourage county offices of education and school districts that offer in-service training to credentialed staff who provide health education, physical education, or science education to pupils to include, where appropriate, within the in-service training for any one of those subjects new developments in the scientific understanding of anabolic steroids as well as new education techniques directed at preventing the use of anabolic steroids.
(b) It is also the intent of the Legislature that:
(1) Participation in the training be voluntary on the part of the credentialed staff.
(2) To the extent possible, training be provided to a team of educators.
(3) The training be provided by persons with expertise on the effects of anabolic steroids.
(c) It is further the intent of the Legislature that State Department of Education develop guidelines for the provision of in-service training relating to the use of anabolic steroids. In developing and providing the in-service training, county offices of education and school districts are encouraged to cooperate and collaborate with the State Department of Education.
(Added by Stats. 1993, Ch. 424, Sec. 1.)