Gov. Scott Walker signs bill requiring school CPR training

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MADISON — Wisconsin schools will be required to provide CPR training in every health course between seventh grade and 12th grade under a bill signed by Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday, April 26th.

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.

Walker signed the bill Tuesday afternoon at Wausau West High School.

CLICK HERE for a statement from the Governor’s Office on this new law.

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