On July 6th, Governor Gina Raimondo signed into law a bill that will require AEDs in all public and private middle and high schools in the state. AEDs will also be required at school-sponsored athletic events and someone trained in the use of the AED must also be present. This bill was championed by one of our amazing volunteers, Sara Bonneau, who has a son with a congenital heart defect. It truly highlights how a passionate advocate can inspire change! The American Heart Association was happy to support this important bill and provide strategic guidance along the way. We want thank Governor Raimondo; the bill sponsors – Senate Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio and Rep. Jan Malik; and, most importantly, Sara for her dedication, persistence and tireless efforts!
5 Aug 2016
Governor Raimondo Signs AEDs in Schools Bill into Law