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Gov. Kevin Stitt has signed Ava's Law to educate new parents on infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
What is Ava's Law?
Senate Bill 1462, by Sen. Jessica Garvin, R-Duncan, is named in memory of her close friend’s infant daughter who passed away a few weeks after her birth.
Struggling with whether they could have saved their daughter had they known CPR, the Frizzell family requested the legislation to help prevent other parents from experiencing such a devastating loss.
“The signing of Ava’s Law is bittersweet. I'm incredibly proud of the Frizzells for sharing their baby girl's story and for the work we’ve done to help other Oklahoma parents learn this important life-saving technique but I'm also heartbroken that this wasn't already a requirement in Oklahoma that could have spared my friends such agony and possibly saved sweet Ava," Garvin said. "Hopefully, her story and life will serve as an important reminder and example to first-time parents of the importance of learning infant CPR so they don't ever have to suffer like this family has.”
S.B. 1462 will require anyone licensed to practice medicine and surgery in Oklahoma or duly licensed as Advanced Registered Practice Nurses, like Certified Nurse-Midwives, to provide infant CPR and basic first aid, including contact information for training programs and cord blood banking and donation information to pregnant mothers. Rep. Mark Lawson, R-Sapulpa, is the principal House author of the measure. “Unfortunately, Ava's Law was inspired by a horrible tragedy," said Lawson. "I hope this legislation will help more women find necessary resources that could save the life of their child, and I'm thankful to Senator Garvin for the work she has done on behalf of her constituent to fight for Ava's Law.” The bill will go into effect November 1, 2022.
Oklahoma Senate 1462
SUBJECT: Requiring information to be provided to pregnant individuals BE IT ENACTED BY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF OKLAHOMA: SECTION 1. NEW LAW A new section of law to be codified in the Oklahoma Statutes as Section 1-233.1 of Title 63, unless there is created a duplication in numbering, reads as follows:
A. This section shall be known and may be cited as Ava’s Law.
B. All persons licensed to practice medicine and surgery in this state, or who are Advanced Practice Registered Nurses including but not limited to Certified Nurse-Midwives, and who provide prenatal, delivery, infant care services, and other child or adult health services related to maternal and infant care shall provide to individuals who report to such person that they are pregnant the information provided by the State Department of Health under subsection C of this section.
C. The State Department of Health shall compile and make available on its Internet website educational resources on: 1. Infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation and basic first aid including contact information for training programs; and 2. Cord blood banking and donation.
SECTION 2. This act shall become effective November 1, 2022.
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