JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – Lawmakers have sent to Gov. Phil Bryant a bill to require high school students to take a CPR course as part of their physical education requirements.
HB432 provides that students in grades 9-12 across the state also would be taught how to use automated external defibrillators.
The instructional courses, which would carry one-half credit toward graduation, would be developed by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association.
Once signed into law, Mississippi would become the 11th state to require CPR training in high school, according to the American Heart Association. Arkansas, Tennessee and Alabama also require CPR training.