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Lindsay's Law-Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Ohio Sudden Cardiac Arrest Law

 

What is Sudden Cardiac Arrest?  A Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs.  Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Lindsay’s Law

Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.53103707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect on August 1, 2017.  In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.

The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

For Parents/Guardians and Youth Athletes
Required video
Required SCA Informational Handout

For Coaches
Required video

Parent Acknowledgement Form
-this form is required for most Ohio events

Player/Parent Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Video

Sudden Cardiac Arrest-Lindsay's Law Coaches Awareness Video