EXCLUSIVES
FacebookTwitterLinkedInGoogle+RSS Feed
Fire EMSEMS TodayEMS Insider

Ohio Bill Proposes CPR before Driver’s License

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.



RELATED ARTICLES

Wisconsin City Council Turns Over EMS to Hospital

Vote in Platteville transfers control of EMS to Southwest health Center.

21 People Rescued From Drifting Houseboat in Texas

Austin-Travis County EMS said none of the occupants were injured.

Austin-Travis County EMS Honored with Mission: Lifeline Gold Award

AHA award recognizes successful implementation of quality improvement measures.

Construction Worker injured in fall at Maine Water Treatment Plant

Firefighters had to cut through reinforcing bar to access the patient.

Wisconsin Council Votes on Ambulance Service Change

Vote could move responsibility of EMS delivery to area hospital.

Ohio Law Would Allow EMTs to Treat Injured Animals

Proposed bill would not allow people to call 911 for pets.

Features by Topic

Featured Careers

 

JEMS TV

FEATURED VIDEO TOPICS

Learn about new products and innovations featured at EMS Today 2015

 

JEMS Connect

CURRENT DISCUSSIONS

 
 

EMS BLOGS

Blogger Browser

Today's Featured Posts