Illinois high school students will have to learn how to use defibrillators

Thursday, May 22, 2014

High school students would be required to learn how to operate mobile defibrillators and learn cardio pulmonary resuscitation under legislation the Senate passed today and Gov. Pat Quinn vowed to sign.

“Illinois students should be prepared to act if a health emergency happens in any of our high schools,” said Quinn in a statement. The governor called the measure “common-sense legislation” that will make sure students are properly trained in life-and-death situations.

Sponsoring Sen. John Mulroe, D-Chicago, urged colleagues to approve the legislation, saying it could help save lives.

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