Gov. John Bel Edwards signs into law a bill that allows CPR instructions over the phone

June 2, 2018

Emergency dispatchers can now save lives over the phone as Gov. John Bel Edwards signed legislation into law Thursday that allows them to administer CPR over the phone to callers.

The New Orleans Democratic Sen. Troy Carter’s “life-saving” Senate Bill 264 would require 9-1-1 operators and any other emergency medical dispatches to receive training to deliver cardiopulmonary resuscitation, CPR, instructions over the phone to callers when necessary.

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