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Information on Compliance for the new “Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act”

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The safety of our players is paramount to Whatcom County Youth Soccer.  On July 24, 2015, Senate Bill 5083 – also known as the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness Act – becomes effective. The law mandates that ALL players and parent(s)/guardians annually read and acknowledge an informed consent form relating to the nature and risk of sudden cardiac arrest prior to the use of any school facilities in the State of Washington. Coaches are also required to complete sudden cardiac arrest training every three years on the nature and risk of sudden cardiac arrest prior to the first practice/competition. This education shall include signs and symptoms of sudden cardiac arrest. The new law is an important step in ensuring player safety and mitigating sudden cardiac arrest risk.

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