People with disabilities are waived from the requirement to complete first aid knowledge and skills training so more people can become high school sports coaches under a law Gov. Kathy Hochul signed into law this week will be
This measure requires schools to have another coach or staff certified in CPR training attend sporting events.
State Senator Rachel May said: This law maintains high safety standards and allows people with disabilities to coach high school sports. ”
This law was supported by disabled people trying to coach high school sports. May’s office pointed to Josh Virgil, who was injured in a car accident and physically unable to perform CPR on him.
“I would like to thank everyone who helped us get this bill started, passed and formally signed,” he said. It also shows that anything is possible as long as you believe it and don’t take anything for granted. ”