CPR Training Required for Graduation in West Virginia High Schools

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West Virginia has joined the growing list of states to enact a law making CPR training mandatory for high school graduation. Governor Earl Ray Tomblin signed the bill at a special ceremony in Charleston attended by American Heart Association staff and board members.

The bill is called “CPR in Schools” and will facilitate a new generation of potential life savers. West Virginia is now the 21st state to effectuate a law making CPR training mandatory for high school graduating students. We need more states to follow suit.

Other states requiring CPR training for graduation are Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Iowa, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia and Washington.

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