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What is the requirement for CPR in the Healthy Kids Act?

Answer: 

Prior to graduating, a student in a school district or accredited nonpublic district must complete a course in CPR. There is no requirement that the student receive a certification for having completed the course. However, the course must include components that one would find in a course that leads to certification.

The purpose is to provide students with the skills to assist a classmate or staff member in cardiac distress. If a course meets that purpose, the DE believes that the course is acceptable. The rules do not permit an infant-only CPR course for the reason that such a course would not equip a student with the skills necessary to assist a peer or adult.

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on April 20, 2014 at 9:57am.