A bill which would require adding CPR instruction to the curriculum of New York school students was introduced to, and approved by, the state assembly and senate last October. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the bill, which required the New York State Education Department to develop a plan on how to implement the CPR training.
The deadline for the Education Department to deliver its plan to the Board of Regents is this Sunday, April 19th, 2015. The board of regents will then have 60 days to consider the plan which would make New York the 22nd state to require teaching CPR to its high school students.
CPR in schools is an ideal way to prepare individuals to respond to an emergency. More than three million high school students will graduate this year; imagine the lives which would be saved if we had three million additional CPR trained individuals each year.
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Update: On 4/15/14, the Board of Regents recommended CPR/AED be taught in NY schools. The State Education Department will present the regulations at a public forum on May 18-19, 2015. Congratulations and thanks to everyone involved for getting this measure approved.