NY Senate Passes Bill to Allow Students to Train in CPR, Use AEDs

Published 06/12 2014 04:51PM

Updated 06/12 2014 04:52PM

ALBANY, N.Y. - The New York Senate passed a bill that would allow high school students to be trained in  cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and used automated defibrillators (AEDs).

A press release says under the bill, the Commissioner of Education would make recommendations to the Board of Regents to enabling high schools to train students in hands-on CPR and the use of AEDs. 

“Schools prepare students with essential life skills, and CPR skills are among the most critical lifesaving skills that make our communities safer, year after year,” Senator Mark Grisanti (R-I, North Buffalo) said.  “It takes only a few minutes to teach CPR. Sixteen states are now ensuring students learn CPR prior to graduation and it’s time to add New York to the list.

The bill is sponsored in the Assembly by Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg.

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