New bill to require all Wisconsin schools to provide CPR training

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MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin schools will be required to provide CPR training in every health course between seventh grade and 12th grade under a bill Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign Tuesday.

Under current law, all public, charter and private schools must offer high school students instruction in CPR and external defibrillators. The Republican bill requires all schools to offer that training in any health class from grades seven through 12.

According to the American Heart Association, 26 states require CPR training to graduate.

Walker planned to sign the bill Tuesday afternoon at Wausau West High School.