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S.254: Cardiomyopathy Health Education, Awareness, Risk Assessment, and Training in the Schools (HEARTS) Act of 2013

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Sponsor Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 7, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 7, 2013
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Bill Summary

Cardiomyopathy Health Education, Awareness, Risk Assessment, and Training in the Schools (HEARTS) Act of 2013 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in conjunction with the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), to develop and disseminate to school administrators, educators, school health professionals, coaches, and families, as well as to state and local health departments, pediatricians, hospitals, and other health professionals, of public education and awareness materials and resources that include: (1) background information to increase education and awareness of cardiomyopathy (a disease of the heart muscle) and other related causes of sudden cardiac death among school administrators, educators, and families; (2) a cardiomyopathy risk assessment worksheet for use by parents, guardians, or other caregivers; (3) guidelines regarding the placement of automated external defibrillators in schoo...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 7, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.