Georgia high schools to incorporate CPR, AED training

From: The Henry Daily Herald

High schools soon will have to provide students training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automated external defibrillator.

Senate Bill 212 requires that training for ninth through 12th grade students be part of schools’ existing health and physical education courses. The bill passed Georgia’s House and Senate by overwhelming majorities in March, and it will go into effect July 1.

Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) co-sponsored the bipartisan legislation with its author Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) and four other state senators.

“We understand the importance of health care and education,” said Seay.

She said she has promoted advancing education on life-saving skills for the past decade, since she survived her own life-threatening ordeal.

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