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CHAPTER 23--H.F.No. 235

An act

relating to human services; enacting Hannah's Law by modifying cardiopulmonary resuscitation requirements for child care center staff;

amending Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 245A.40, subdivision 4.


Section 1.


This act may be cited as "Hannah's Law."

Sec. 2.

Minnesota Statutes 2010, section 245A.40, subdivision 4, is amended to read:

Subd. 4.

Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

(a) When children are present All teachers and assistant teachers in a child care center governed by Minnesota Rules, parts 9503.0005 to 9503.0170, and at least one staff person must be present in the center who has been trained during field trips and when transporting children in care, must satisfactorily complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and in the treatment of obstructed airways that includes CPR techniques for infants and children. The CPR training must be completed within 90 days of the start of work, unless the training has been completed within the previous three years. The CPR training must have been provided by an individual approved to provide CPR instruction, must be repeated at least once every three years, and must be documented in the staff person's records.

(b) CPR training may be provided for less than four hours.

(c) Persons qualified to provide CPR training shall include individuals approved as CPR instructors. Persons providing CPR training must use CPR training that has been developed:

(1) by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross and incorporates psychomotor skills to support the instruction; or

(2) using nationally recognized, evidence-based guidelines for CPR and incorporates psychomotor skills to support the instruction.

Presented to the governor May 16, 2011

Signed by the governor May 19, 2011, 12:07 p.m.

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