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Law Passed - CPR in Schools


Last updated 9/26/2016 at 12:57pm

Governor Jerry Brown has signed AB 1719 to teach cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in schools into law.

The new law, authored by Assemblymember Freddie Rodriguez (D-Pomona), makes California the 35th state to provide CPR training in high schools, along with Washington, D.C.

“As an Emergency Medical Technician for over 30 years, I know that CPR is one of the most important life skills a person can have,” said Assemblymember Rodriguez (D-Pomona), author of AB 1719. “By teaching CPR in high school, we are sending students into the world with essential, life-saving skills.”

High schools that require a course in health education for graduation will begin to offer instruction in performing CPR in the 2018-2019 school year. Students can be taught the fundamental life-saving skill of hands-only CPR in 30 minutes or less.

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