HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 59        FILED ON: 1/7/2021

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 610

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Patricia A. Haddad

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
Court assembled:

The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act requiring instruction in CPR and the use of defibrillators for high school graduation.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Date Added:

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

1/7/2021

Alan Silvia

7th Bristol

2/16/2021

Jessica Ann Giannino

16th Suffolk

3/3/2021

Christopher Hendricks

11th Bristol

3/3/2021

Jeffrey Rosario Turco

19th Suffolk

4/26/2021


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 59        FILED ON: 1/7/2021

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 610

By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 610) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to requiring instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of defibrillators for high school graduation.  Education.

 

[SIMILAR MATTER FILED IN PREVIOUS SESSION
SEE HOUSE, NO. 4292 OF 2019-2020.]

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

 

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In the One Hundred and Ninety-Second General Court
(2021-2022)

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An Act requiring instruction in CPR and the use of defibrillators for high school graduation.

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

The second paragraph of section 1L of chapter 69 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2016 Official Edition, is hereby amended by adding, in line 30, after the word  “resuscitation” the following−

and the use of automatic external defibrillators. Instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators must be the most current national evidence−based Emergency Cardiovascular Care guidelines and incorporate psychomotor skills development into the instruction. “Psychomotor skills” is defined as the use of hands-on practicing and skills testing to support cognitive learning. A licensed teacher shall not be required to be a certified trainer of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, to facilitate, provide or oversee such instruction for non-certification. Courses which result in a certification being earned are required to be taught by an authorized CPR/AED instructor.