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Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Act

The Dominic Murray Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act and Commissioner’s regulation §136.9 are effective July 1, 2022.
 
The Act requires:
 
  • The Commissioner of Health to develop information, in conjunction with the Commissioner of Education, relating to pupils exhibiting signs or symptoms of pending or increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest and directs the Commissioner of Education to post the information on the Department’s website.
  • All schools must include such information in any permission form, consent form, or similar document that may be required for a student’s participation in interscholastic athletics or reference how to obtain such information from the Department and Department of Health’s websites or on the school’s website if one exists.
  • Any student displaying signs or symptoms of pending or increased risk of sudden cardiac arrest shall be immediately removed from athletic activities and shall not resume athletic activity until they have been evaluated by and received written and signed authorization from a licensed physician and retain the authorization on file in the student’s permanent health record.