Louisiana, Illinois Pass Legislation Requiring CPR/AED Education in High Schools

Recently, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed similar pieces of legislation requiring all students to complete instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator in order to graduate from a public high school. Both laws will be effective for the 2014-2015 school year. The ACC State Team is working closely with the American Heart Association to support the passage of these laws in the states. Now, 18 states have laws that require CPR training for high school graduation and 16 states have similar bills pending.

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