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Senator Mullis Receives Award for CPR in Schools Bill

by Krystle N. on Thursday, March 27, 2014

This month, the American Heart Association presented State Sen. Mullis with the Legislator of the Year award for championing Senate Bill 212, CPR in Schools, during the 2013 Georgia legislative session. He was also presented with a life-sized framed copy of the bill that was signed by hundreds of volunteers and staff to thank him for his work. Sen. Mullis was very touched and thought it was very unique. 

Senate Bill 212, CPR in Schools, went into effect this school year and requires all Georgia students to receive hands-on instruction in CPR before they graduate. This important life-saving skill is now offered to students as part of the existing health or physical education curriculum in Georgia’s high schools. Considering most cardiac arrests occur outside of a hospital, it is important we train the next generation in CPR so they can be prepared to save a life whether at home, a football stadium or the mall. 

We want to thank Senator Mullis again for his help. Now all of Georgia’s students will learn CPR, adding thousands of lifesavers to our communities.

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