MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin schools will be required to provide CPR training in every health course between seventh grade and 12th grade under a bill Gov. Scott Walker signed Tuesday.
Under current law, all public, charter and private schools must offer high school students instruction in CPR and external defibrillators. The Republican bill requires all schools to offer that training in any health class from grades seven through 12.
According to the American Heart Association, 26 states require CPR training to graduate.
In a statement, Walker said the legislation gives students the training they need to offer aid and potentially save lives. He signed the bill Tuesday afternoon at Wausau West High School.
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