All Nevada students will be required to receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automated external defibrillator before graduation from high school after Gov. Brian Sandoval signed Assembly Bill 85 into law on Monday, May 15.
“We’re very pleased to see this important bill become a law. Nevada now joins 36 other states in the U.S. that have passed legislation ensuring all students are trained in basic CPR prior to high school graduation. These states add over one million lifesavers to their local communities each year,” said Rick Casazza, board member of American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Northern Nevada. When AB 85 is enacted on July 1, 2017, more than 48,000 students a year across Nevada will be trained to respond in a cardiac emergency until medical professionals arrive.