COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — High school students would be required to have basic training in how to use automated defibrillators and administer CPR under a proposal passed by the Ohio House.
The measure would mandate that students get at least 30 minutes of basic CPR training at some time during their four years of high school.
They wouldn’t have to be certified in CPR but would learn about defibrillators, which use electric shocks to jolt the heart back to normal after cardiac arrest or other life-threatening heart problems.
One of the bill’s sponsors, Republican Rep. Nathan Manning of North Ridgeville, says the training would help prepare students to act in an emergency situation.
The legislation passed the House 85-8 on Wednesday. It now heads to the Senate.