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May 24th

Ohio House Bill Requiring CPR Education for High School Students Heads to Governor

The Ohio House today concurred on Senate changes to Amended Substitute House Bill 113, which would require CPR training for high school students entering 9th grade for the first time starting during the 2017-2018 school year.

The legislation, sponsored by State Representatives Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville), seeks to encourage more youth to be familiar with the CPR process so they are prepared for an emergency situation.

May 12th

Arizona Is 32nd State to Offer CPR Training in Schools

Arizona is the latest state to add CPR training to the curriculum for high school students, making it the 32nd in the country.

Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Doug Ducey offers high school students at least one CPR training session, with hands-on practice. It can be taught at school or as a homework assignment outside of class. The curriculum change goes into effect with the 2019-2020 school year.

May 5th

31 States Now Require CPR Training Before High School Graduation

Thirty-one states have passed laws or adopted curriculum changes to require hands-on, guidelines-based CPR training for high school graduation. Each year, more than 1.6 million public high school graduates will have been trained in CPR. Following is a list of states as of April 2016.

Alabama
42,920 graduates
Passed: 1983
Implemented: 1983
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Arkansas
28,540 graduates
Passed: 2013
Implemented: 2014-2015 school year
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Connecticut
35,540 graduates
Passed: 2015
Implemented: 2016-2017 school year 
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