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CS/HB 157 — First Aid Training in Public Schools

by Secondary Education and Career Development Subcommittee and Reps. Hawkins, Busatta Cabrera and others

This summary is provided for information only and does not represent the opinion of any Senator, Senate Officer, or Senate Office.

Prepared by: Education Committee (ED)

The bill requires school districts to provide basic training in first aid, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction, for public school students in grades 9 and 11. The bill encourages school districts to provide basic first aid training, including CPR instruction, to students in grades 6 and 8.

The bill provides that the CPR training must be based on a one-hour nationally recognized program that uses the most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines.

If approved by the Governor, these provisions take effect July 1, 2021.

Vote: : Senate 40-0; House 114-0