Schools across Illinois are making great strides towards implementing the Lauren Laman CPR and AED training law, passed earlier this year and signed by Governor Pat Quinn on June 5, 2014. The law makes quality CPR and AED training a required part of the existing, required-for-graduation health curriculum for all secondary school students in Illinois. AHA/ASA staff and volunteers have been proud to work with the Laman family in order to help create a fitting and life-saving legacy for their daughter, Lauren.
Check out this great article that ran in the October 5 Springfield State-Journal Register on the implementation of the law.
Defibrillator law less costly, not as difficult for schools than feared
School districts in Illinois for the first time this year are required to teach students how to perform CPR and use a defibrillator.
After early uncertainty about how to comply and what it might cost, area school officials said last week that it isn’t as difficult or expensive as feared.
"I think it’s one of the mandates that is good," said Rick Sanders, director of school support for the Springfield School District. "It’s not very expensive, and the payback could be potentially huge." Read more here.