Senate Approves Kasunic School CPR Legislation
HARRISBURG , June 18, 2011— Calling it a common sense requirement that will save lives, Sen. Richard A. Kasunic today lauded unanimous Senate passage of his legislation that would require all schools to have at least one person on hand who is certified to perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
The Kasunic bill (Senate Bill 244) would also provide legal immunity to those who do provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation in schools.
“Having someone on hand certified in CPR is a reasonable requirement — and a potentially critical asset,” Kasunic said. “I am pleased by today’s strong bipartisan vote and will urge my House colleagues to act quickly on the bill.”
Kasunic said the CPR requirement would apply during school hours to all schools, including area vocational-technical schools, charter schools, cyber-charter schools, intermediate units, nonpublic schools and school districts.
The measure now goes to the House for consideration.
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