Ohio Bill Proposes CPR before Driver’s License - News - @ JEMS.com


Ohio Bill Proposes CPR before Driver’s License

Those younger than 18 would have to show evidence of having successfully completed a first-aid and CPR course


 
 

| Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Teenagers who want a driver's license would first have to complete a CPR-training course under a bill introduced yesterday by a legislator from Franklin County.

Those younger than 18 would have to show evidence of having successfully completed a first-aid and CPR course approved by the state registrar within one year of the date the person first applies for a driver's license.

"The American Heart Association recently called for mandatory CPR training for teenagers before graduating from high school," said Rep. Cheryl Grossman, R-Grove City, who is sponsoring the bill. "This training will allow young people to practice proper technique and give them a skill for a lifetime to put to use saving people's lives."

House Bill 283 would require the registrar to make available a list of organizations that offer the approved first-aid and CPR classes. Classes could be offered by driver's education schools, high schools, firefighters or others, as long as they are certified courses.




Connect: Have a thought or feedback about this? Add your comment now
Related Topics: News, cpr

What's Your Take? Comment Now ...

Buyer's Guide Featured Companies

Featured Careers & Jobs in EMS

Get JEMS in Your Inbox

 

Fire EMS Blogs


Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts

 

EMS Airway Clinic

Innovation & Advancement

This is the seventh year of the EMS 10 Innovators in EMS program, jointly sponsored by Physio-Control and JEMS.
More >

Multimedia Thumb

Salt Lake City Firefighters Injured in Firehouse Fire

Nine sent to a hospital with smoke inhalation.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Pennsylvania Paramedic Killed in the Line of Duty

West End Ambulance medic killed at accident scene.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Wesleyan Students Hospitalized for Overdose

11 students transported to local hospitals.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Rigs Going in Service from EMS Today 2015

Snap shots of some of the vehicles at EMS Today that will be on the streets soon
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Florida Hospital Fire

Fire halts construction project at Tampa cancer center.
More >


Multimedia Thumb

Field Bridge Xpress ePCR on iPad, Android, Kindle Fire

Sneak peek of customizable run forms & more.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

LMA MAD Nasal™

Needle-free intranasal drug delivery.
Watch It >


Multimedia Thumb

Braun Ambulances' EZ Door Forward

Helps to create a safer ambulance module.
Watch It >


More Product Videos >