The Senate approved legislation on Wednesday to help student athletes and their parents take steps to prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA), according to Senator Dan Laughlin, who supported the measure.
Senate Bill 836 would inform student athletes and their parents about the importance of electrocardiogram (EKG) testing to detect underlying heart conditions that can lead to SCA. The measure also would ensue they are notified of the option to request an EKG in addition to the standard physical examination.
Currently, student athletes and parents receive an SCA symptoms and warning signs information sheet each school year, which must be signed and returned prior to participation in athletic activities.
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