Child care employees would be required to know CPR

A bill requiring cardiopulmonary resuscitation training for teachers and assistant teachers has passed through House and Senate committees.

“Hannah’s Law” is named after Hannah Kozitza, who died after choking on a grape while at a day-care facility last summer. 

“Hannah went to day care and never came home,” said Ron Edlund, Hannah’s grandfather. “We need to know that the people taking care of our children and grandchildren are able to respond to these situations.”

Now, state law requires just one CPR-trained staff member to be in a child-care facility. The bill, which faces another Senate committee and heads directly to the full House, requires all teachers and assistant teachers to be trained.

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