Coaches Must Learn CPR

Massachusetts Law Updates 2014-11-23

The House and Senate approved and sent to Governor Patrick a measure that would require a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification for athletic coaches (CPR).  Certification obtained from the American Heart Association, American Red Cross or other state-approved agency would be mandatory by August 2015.  S1918 exempts coaches with a physical disability and prohibits local cities and towns from being responsible for the training costs of approximately $50.00 per person.