Re: CPR training
Rob Morley (rmorley@STATE.MA.US)
Mon, 18 Sep 1995 09:41:11 EDT
Tim brought up some good point regarding the CPR requirements. I am
unfamilar with each of the state's individual laws. However, in Mass. , we
have a Good Samritian Law to cover emergency medical care that is given by
passerbys, volenteer, etc. However, if you are going to perform CPR, you
must be certified, or risk being sued by the patient of his/her family.
This does create a problem for us, where we are teaching CPR to the scouts,
yet they are not actually getting certified, therefore, from a legal
standpoint, they are putting themselves at risk, if they ever have to perform
CPR on someone.
At our next committee meeting, I am going to recommend that we look into
getting as much of the troop CPR certified as we can. This way to will
resolve the CPR requirement for the aquatic MBs as well as limiting the
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