We just got an e-mail from someone informing us that the state of Illinois has introduced a bill that would require CPR and AED training for all high school students. It would become a requirement for high school graduation, and begin with the 2014-2015 school year.
Illinois House Bill 3724 was introduced in the Illinois House yesterday (October 24, 2013) by Rep. Daniel J. Burke. Here is the text from the current version of the bill.
Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State and shall be a prerequisite to receiving a high school diploma.
Let’s hope that this passes to bring this life-saving skill into the hands of students in another state. We’re ready to serve schools nationwide, so if you are in Illinois, and want us to bring our training to your school, submit your school to learn CPR today.
Thanks to Stephen for sending us an e-mail about this!