Published June 1, 2017

Lifesavers in School

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

Thirty-seven states and Washington, D.C., have passed laws or adopted curriculum changes to require hands-on, guidelines-based CPR training to graduate high school. When the legislation is implemented, 2.2 million public school students will be trained in CPR each year.

Alabama

44,740 graduates

Passed: 1983

Effective: 1983

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Arizona

63,040 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2019-2020 school year

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Arkansas

29,910 graduates

Passed: 2013

Effective: 2014-2015 school year

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Connecticut

35,720 graduates

Passed: 2015

Effective: 2016-2017 school year

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Delaware

7,880 graduates

Approved: 2014

Effective: 2015-2016 school year

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Georgia

98,500 graduates

Passed: 2013

Effective: 2013-2014 school year

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Idaho

18,650 graduates

Approved: 2014

Effective: 2015-2016 school year (starting with ninth-grade class)

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Illinois

136,030 graduates

Passed: 2014

Effective: 2014-2015 school year

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Indiana

66,810 graduates

Passed: 2015

Effective: 2015-2016 school year

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Iowa

32,900 graduates

Passed: 2008

Effective: 2011-2012 school year

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Kentucky

42,500 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2016-2017 school year

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Louisiana

37,060 graduates

Passed: 2014

Effective: 2014-2015 school year

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Maryland

55,560 graduates

Passed: 2014

Effective: 2015-2016 school year (starting with ninth-grade class)

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Michigan

99,550 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2017-2018 school year

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Minnesota

57,080 graduates

Passed: 2012

Effective: 2014-2015 school year

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Mississippi

26,690 graduates

Passed: 2014

Effective: 2015-2016 school year (starting with ninth-grade class)

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Missouri

60,790 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2017-2018 school year

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Nevada

22,420 graduates

Passed: 2017

Effective: 2017-2018 school year

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New Jersey

95,930 graduates

Passed: 2014

Effective: 2014-2015 school year (starting with ninth-grade class)

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New Mexico

19,990 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2017-2018 school year (starting with ninth-grade class)

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New York

176,780 graduates

Curriculum changed: 2015

Effective: 2015-2016 school year

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North Carolina

99,840 graduates

Passed: 2012

Effective: 2014-2015 school year

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North Dakota

7,230 graduates

Curriculum changed: 2015

Effective: 2015-2016 school year

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Ohio

117,270 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2017-2018 school year

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Oklahoma

39,290 graduates

Passed: 2014

Effective: 2015-2016 school year

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Oregon

35,080 graduates

Passed: 2015

Effective: 2015-2016 school year

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Rhode Island

8,610 graduates

Passed: 2013

Effective: 2013-2014 school year

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South Carolina

43,210 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2017-2018 school year

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South Dakota

8,210 graduates

Passed: 2017

Effective: 2017-2018 school year

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Tennessee

60,970 graduates

Passed: 2012

Effective: 2012-2013 school year

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Texas

321,240 graduates

Passed: 2013

Effective: 2014-2015 school year

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Utah

36,060 graduates

Curriculum changed: 2014

Effective: 2014-2015 school year

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Vermont

6,140 graduates

Passed: 2012

Effective: 2012-2013 school year

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Virginia

83,690 graduates

Passed: 2013

Effective: 2016-2017 school year (starting with ninth-grade class)

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Washington

66,380 graduates

Passed: 2013

Effective: 2013-2014 school year

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Washington, D.C.

3,280 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2016-2017 school year

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West Virginia

17,270 graduates

Passed: 2015

Effective: 2015-2016 school year

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Wisconsin

61,350 graduates

Passed: 2016

Effective: 2017-2018 school year

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Sources: American Heart Association; National Center for Education Statistics, 2016-2017 school year