Governor Sandoval on Monday signed Assembly Bill 85 into law, requiring all Nevada students to receive CPR training before graduation. 

When AB 85 is enacted on July 1, 2017, over 48,000 students a year across Nevada will be trained to respond in a cardiac emergency until medical professionals arrive. 

By training lay persons in CPR, more people will be prepared to intervene and act until medical professionals arrive. 

Teaching CPR in the school setting is common throughout the United States, with over two-thirds having passed legislation requiring it. 

Clark County School District was an early adopter in Nevada of the CPR in Schools program and has seen the benefits of the training.

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(American Heart Association contributed to this report.)