Introduced March 10, 2015, House Bill 113 would make CPR and AED training a high school graduation requirement.

Beginning with students entering 9th grade on or after 2016, the bill requires public schools and chartered nonpublic schools to provide instruction on cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the use of an automatic external defibrillator (AED).  This is a graduation requirement and must be included as part of a one-half unit of health instruction.  If a parent requests in writing that their student to be excused from the CPR or AED instruction, the student must be excused.

The Bill specifies the type of instruction required for CPR and AED.  The Ohio Department of Education is required to establish a procedure to ensure compliance with the CPR and AED instruction.

What You Need to Know

Ohio already requires CPR training, but this bill adds an AED training requirement. If passed, your district must add AED training to its health instruction.