Bevin signs CPR bill
Published 2:25 pm Thursday, September 22, 2016
FRANKFORT – Gov. Matt Bevin, joined by members of American Heart Association, Friday ceremonially signed Senate Bill (SB) 33, requiring every public school district to ensure that students receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training at least once while enrolled in grades 7-12.
The training does not have to be provided by a certified instructor or result in the students being certified in CPR.
“The power of what you’re learning here will literally change someone’s life,” Bevin said. “It is serious business, and I challenge each and every one of you to step up and learn as much as you can about it. You have the ability to change the world.”
Sen. Max Wise said SB 33 will teach hands-on life-saving skills essential for saving lives.
“I would like to thank all the groups who helped raise awareness in the public and in the legislature on the importance of SB 33,” Wise said. “This bill will teach hands-on life-saving skills to our public high school students that can be essential for saving lives in their communities.”