Full Statute Name:  West's Annotated Code of Virginia. Title 22.1. Education. Chapter 13. Programs, Courses of Instruction and Textbooks. Article 1. Programs and Courses of Instruction Generally. § 22.1-200.01. Alternatives to animal dissection.

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Primary Citation:  VA Code Ann. § 22.1-200.01 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  March, 2019 Alternate Citation:  VA ST § 22.1-200.01 Date Adopted:  2004
Summary: This Virginia law states that local school divisions shall provide students with alternatives to animal dissection techniques. The Board of Education shall establish guidelines to be implemented by local school divisions regarding such alternative dissection techniques. In addition, those guidelines must provide notification to students and parents of the option to decline participation in animal dissection.

Local school divisions shall provide students with alternatives to animal dissection techniques within the relevant public school curriculum or course. The Board of Education shall establish guidelines to be implemented by local school divisions regarding such alternative dissection techniques. Such guidelines shall address, but shall not be limited to, (i) the use of detailed models of animal anatomy and computer simulations as alternatives to dissection; (ii) notification of students and parents of the option to decline to participate in animal dissection; and (iii) such other issues as the Board deems appropriate.

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Acts 2004, c. 918.

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