Submitted by SCAFoundation on Tue, 03/19/2019 - 10:15am

The Pennsylvania State Senate Education Committee will be meeting this afternoon to consider Senate Bill 115 (Killion, R-Delaware), which will require CPR education in public, private and parochial school grades nine to 12 no later than the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. The instruction must be hands-on and include information about automated external defibrillators.

Senate Bill 115 has 19 co-sponsors and passed the Senate unanmously last year. The bill provides schools with flexibiity to implement CPR training in a way that makes sense for them, such as incorporating it into a current course or through community training.

The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation is a strong supporter of this legislation. (See attachment.)

UPDATE: PA SB 115 was unanimously approved by the PA Senate Education Committee on March 19, 2019.