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New Law: CPR requirements at day care centers

Published (7/15/2011)
By Hank Long
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Sponsored by Rep. Mary Liz Holberg (R-Lakeville) and Sen. Dan Hall (R-Burnsville), a new law requires all teachers and assistant teachers to successfully complete CPR training, including CPR techniques for infants and children. At least one staff person with training must be present during field trips and when transporting children. The training would have to occur within 90 days after the start of employment.

It takes effect Aug. 1, 2011.

Prior to the law, day care centers were required to have at least one trained staff person present in the facility when children are present.

The so-called “Hannah’s Law” is named after a 4-year-old girl who died in June 2010 after choking on a grape at a child care center.

Day care centers account for about half of the care for children in the state.

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