June 28, 2022

CPR Certification Required by New Indiana Law

Indiana Passes House Bill 1342

On April 18, Governor Eric Holcomb of Indiana signed into law a bill that will require 9-1-1 dispatchers to complete CPR certification training that will aid in administering CPR instruction over the phone to 9-1-1 callers.

Some PSAPs in the state already include CPR training for telephone instruction for their 9-1-1 dispatchers as part of their Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) certification. However, there are some areas of the state that do not, particularly in rural areas where it may take ambulances longer to reach victims. The bill will help strengthen the system across the state.

Related Story: New law requires Indiana 9-1-1 operators to be certified in CPR

The new bill will mandate the training for all new hires. Current PSAP personnel will have until July 1, 2020 to complete the training. All 9-1-1 dispatchers will be required to re-certify every 2 years to keep skills current.

Related links: Indiana House Bill 1342

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