Hite-sponsored bill on cardiac arrest prevention passes Senate

A bill sponsored by state Sen. Cliff Hite, R-Findlay, addressing cardiac arrests in student-athletes passed unanimously in an Ohio Senate vote on Wednesday.

Senate Bill 252 calls for pre-participation education, online training for coaches, and guidelines for recognizing and dealing with the symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. It also aims to raise awareness of sudden cardiac arrest.

Hite held several forums across the state last year to hear from parents, coaches and medical experts on the issue.

The bill now awaits a vote in the Ohio House of Representatives.

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