Today, State Representative Steve Hambley (R-Brunswick) announced passage of Sub. House Bill 113, which would require CPR training for high school students entering 9th grade for the first time on or after July 1, 2016.


“CPR saves lives,” Hambley remarked. “I had the pleasure of meeting two heart attack survivors from the 69th District recently; Todd Rains and Christi Nelson. They made their point clear—if it weren’t for CPR, I would not have had the chance to meet them.”


This legislation will require students in grades 9 through 12 to receive CPR training through the use of an automated external defibrillator. Additionally, the bill ensures that students practice "hands on" training with a mannequin to learn the psycho-motor skills necessary to perform CPR.


“Heart attacks claim the lives of our fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters,” said Hambley. “Requiring CPR training in high schools increases the number of people that can save the lives of our loved ones. As a co-sponsor, I proudly stand behind Sub. House Bill 113.”


To provide school districts with flexibility, HB 113 simply states that students must receive basic CPR training at some point in the four years they attend high school. Additionally, the bill only requires the training to last at least 30 minutes and students do not have to become CPR certified as a result of this legislation.


HB 113 was sponsored by State Representatives Cheryl Grossman (R-Grove City) and Nathan Manning (R-North Ridgeville) and now goes to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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