Arkansas law: A.C.A. § 6-16-142

Statute: A.C.A. § 6-16-142

Law Type: Training Requirements

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2014-09-01

Law type: Other

Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, a public school student in grades nine through twelve (9-12) shall be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation before the student graduates from high school. CPR course can be non-certification and must include instruction on AED use.

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