ALBANY – Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed legislation, known as Briana’s Law, which requires New York State Police and New York Police Department candidates and officers to receive CPR training prior to graduation and every two years after.
The new law reinforces the current practice of State Troopers, who are currently required to complete CPR training and recertification every two years.
It is named after Briana Ojeda, who in 2010 suffered an asthma attack while playing at a local playground. On the way to the hospital, her mother was stopped by a police officer who was unable to perform CPR. Briana died shortly after she got to the hospital.
The new law will go into effect in October.