Calley Signs Bill Requiring CPR Instruction In Grades 7-12

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed a bill requiring CPR instruction in grades 7 through 12.

It goes into effect in the next academic year.

The law requires schools to provide instruction in CPR and the use of defibrillators at least one time between grades 7 and 12.

The instruction can be for hands-only CPR, a simpler type of training that does not require certification or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.

To meet the requirement, schools can incorporate the training into an existing health class that students must take to graduate.