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Peyton's Law heads to Governor's Wolf desk

Under Peyton's Law, students and guardians would be informed bout EKG's and given the option to request one as part of a pre-participation physical.
Credit: Peyton Walker Foundation

The PA House and Senate unanimously passed Senate Bill 836, otherwise known as Peyton's Law. 

The bill now goes to Governor Wolf's desk for his signature. 

Under Peyton's Law, students and guardians would be informed about EKGs and given the option to request one as part of a pre-participation physical. 

Peyton's Law is named after Peyton Walker, a 19 year-old Mechanicsburg resident who died in 2013 due to Sudden Cardiac Arrest. 

Peyton's mother and Founder of Peyton Walker Foundation released a statement saying in part:

“..With Governor Wolf’s signature, Pennsylvania will become the second state in the country to pass legislation that focuses on Sudden Cardiac Arrest and the importance of heart screenings for our youth, what a remarkable accomplishment! Having this bill signed into law quickly will enable us to deploy our awareness campaign prior to the start of the upcoming school year, maximizing our life-saving impact.."

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