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Session of 2019 - 2020 Regular Session


Posted: January 30, 2019 01:23 PM
From: Representative Jim Marshall
To: All House members
Subject: Infant CPR and Choking Education and Prevention Program
In the near future, I plan to re-introduce legislation (HB 2298 of last Session) establishing the infant CPR and Choking Education and Prevention Program in Pennsylvania. This program would provide information to expectant and new mothers on appropriate measures in response to an infant needing CPR and what to do if an infant experiences a choking situation.

Choking is the leading cause of all injury deaths for infants under one year of age. According to the American Heart Association, parents are among the most important people who need to learn how to provide choking relief and CPR to their children.

The purpose of this act is to educate expectant mothers and mothers of newborn babies in proper infant CPR techniques and infant Heimlich procedures in the event a little one should experience such a need.

Therefore, I am introducing this legislation in an effort to reduce the amount of injuries and death to Pennsylvania's infants as a result of needing CPR or choking assistance. I invite you to join me in cosponsoring this legislation.

Thank you.

Introduced as HB783