House votes to require CPR training in schools - WNEM TV 5

House votes to require CPR training in schools

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Legislation that would require Michigan schools to provide CPR instruction to students is nearing Gov. Rick Snyder's desk.

The House passed the bill 98-8 Wednesday night. It returns to the Senate for a final vote in the final days of the two-year term.

The measure would require that schools provide instruction in CPR and the use of defibrillators at least one time between grades 7 and 12. The requirement would begin in the 2017-18 school year.

The instruction could be for hands-only CPR, a simpler type of training that does not require certification or mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. It can be taught in as few as 30 minutes, and the instructor does not need to be a certified CPR trainer.

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