Advocacy Initiatives

Jeremy Nelson and Nick Blakely Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

On January 25, 2018, House Bill 743 the "Jeremy Nelson and Nick Blakely Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act" was introduced to the Georgia House of Representatives. The bill provides guidelines and other relevant materials to inform students participating in interscholastic athletic activities about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest; to provide for definitions; to provide for informational meetings; to provide for removal from an athletic activity under certain circumstances and to establish return to play policies; to require annual review by coaches; to provide for limited liability; to provide a short title; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.

The legislative process will take some time; however, we are hopeful that the bill will be signed into law. To learn more about the legislation, click here > and to track the bill's progress click here >

The current version of HB 743