In what is another win, Texas has signed into law a requirement for all students to learn CPR. The bill amends the Texas Education Code to require school districts and open-enrollment charter schools to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction to students in grades 7 through 12 at least once before graduation.
However, the bill also removes the use of an automated external defibrillator as part of the essential knowledge and skills of the health curriculum. The bill was renamed the Edmund Kuempel Act, named after a state representative that had died two days after being re-elected to the Texas House of Representatives.
The law was made effective immediately upon signing.
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