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CPR could become a graduation requirement for Missouri high school students.

Date: February 22, 2012
By: Sarah Duffey
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 1337

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CPR survivors testify at MO House committee hearing supporting a new high school CPR training requirement bill.
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Wrap: Kirkwood Republican Representative Rick Stream sponsors a bill requiring Missouri high school students be taught CPR before graduating.

Sally Sharp, whose life was saved by CPR, told her story in support of the bill to the House Health Care Policy committee.

Actuality:  CPR.WAV
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Description: "It's a short course for a life changing event and I can tell you it has been a life this last year my whole life has changed I've lost 45lbs and I will continue to push CPR and AED for the rest of my life."

The committee passed the bill with a unanimous vote, and it will head to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Sarah Duffey.

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A Missouri House committee passed a bill to require CPR training for high school students.
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Wrap: Kirkwood Republican Representative Rick Stream sponsors a bill requiring Missouri high school students to be taught CPR before graduating, starting in the 2014 school year.

The members of the Health Care Policy committee were all in favor of the bill, Democratic Representative Steve Hodges, from East Prairie, says it would be a personal enrichment.

 

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Description: "I would think this would be something that would be easy to incorporate in a health curriculum at school with the advise of specialists like the American Heart Associate, Red Cross so i think this would be a good positive experience and I think the costs if any would be minimal, and I would support this idea."

The committee passed the bill with a unanimous vote, and will head to the Senate.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Sarah Duffey.

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The American Heart Association promises a CPR requirement for MO high school students will be inexpensive.
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Wrap: A bill that would make CPR training a graduation requirement for Missouri high school students raised concerns about the costs for the education system.

But American Heart Association lobbyist Jase Smith reassured representatives saying the AHA will assist schools.

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Description: "The American Heart Association, I can't speak for the American Red Cross, but we certainly wouldn't turn away a school that couldn't afford it we would work with them we would find volunteers, donors, whatever it needed, needed to take place to make it happen."

Iowa and Alabama already have this requirement and an additional 24 states are working on similar legislation.

The House Health Care Policy committee adopted the bill with a unanimous vote.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Sarah Duffey. 


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