Friday, February 27, 2015

CPR training bill passes Kentucky House

Kentucky's public high schools would be expected to provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation training to students under a bill that has passed the state House.

The measure would require that the CPR training be included in health education curriculum.

The bill cleared the House on a 94-1 vote Thursday and now goes to the Senate.

Democratic Rep. Jeff Greer of Brandenburg says training more people in CPR will save lives.

Greer, the bill's sponsor, says CPR training is crucial in rural areas where no hospital is nearby and it can take paramedics some time to reach a person stricken with a heart attack.

The legislation is House Bill 249.