Quinn to sign bill requiring students learn CPR

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn is signing a bill Thursday to help train students on responding to medical emergencies.

The bill will require students in all Illinois high schools to be trained in CPR and on how to use a defibrillator.

The law will go into effect next school year.

Parents can opt out if they send in a written objection.

The bill was influenced by the death of Lauren Lamen who collapsed and died at high school drill team practice in 2008.

A defibrillator was available, but it wasn’t used until paramedics arrived.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

1 Comment

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 694 other followers