AED Law Puts California Schools in Financial Pinch

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A California law slated to take effect this summer has some school districts feeling a financial pinch.

The Union reports that Assembly Bill 2009, signed into law in September 2018, will require that schools offering interscholastic athletics have at least one AED beginning on July 1.

On its face, the law is meant to encourage safety at athletics events. As The Union points out, about 10,000 youth are annually affected by sudden cardiac arrest nationwide. The odds of saving the life of someone suffering from sudden cardiac arrest improve significantly when an AED can be administered quickly.

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