06 Jun: Codey/Beach Measure Would Help Prevent Sudden Cardiac Arrest Among Student Athletes

TRENTON – Moving to protect student athletes from potentially-fatal incidents of sudden cardiac arrest, a Senate panel advanced legislation sponsored by Senator Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) and Senator Jim Beach (D-Burlington/Camden) that would provide young athletes, coaches and parents with preventive information and establish safety procedures for competitors who display warning signs of heart problems.

“Sudden cardiac arrest can strike quickly and tragically, sometimes taking the lives of young athletes who are active, vibrant and seemingly healthy,” said Senator Codey. “These steps will help prevent cardiac arrest during competition with educational materials and ways to detect and respond to warning signs. This could save lives.”