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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2602         FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1920

 

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 cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Patricia A. Haddad

5th Bristol

John P. Fresolo

16th Worcester

Michael J. Rodrigues

 

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Elizabeth A. Poirier

14th Bristol

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Angelo L. D'Emilia

8th Plymouth

Paul J. Donato

35th Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Kathi-Anne Reinstein

16th Suffolk

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk


HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 2602        FILED ON: 1/20/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 1920

By Mrs. Haddad of Somerset, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 1920) of Patricia A. Haddad and others relative to requiring instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators for high school graduation.  Education. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act requiring instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external 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 first paragraph of section 1 of chapter 71 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by striking out the sixth sentence and inserting in place thereof the following 2 sentences:-

              All public high school students shall be required to study and to demonstrate a general knowledge of cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators as a prerequisite for graduation. The department of elementary and secondary education shall pay the cost of such instruction, which may be taught by anyone who is certified in cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

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