New Law Requires CPR Training in Illinois High Schools

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn set a standard all states should emulate when he signed a bill requiring Illinois high school students to have mandatory CPR and defibrillator training.

The CPR bill was introduced to lawmakers by several families who had high school aged children that experienced cardiac emergencies while on campus.

The law allows students to opt out, but we believe everyone should know how to administer some form of CPR and how to operate a defibrillator.

As Governor Quinn put it, “ This common-sense law will make sure they are better prepared to help their classmates, teachers, family and friends in case of an emergency.”

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