State Laws on Sudden Cardiac Arrest Training

Twenty-two (22) states have enacted laws regarding sudden cardiac arrest (and/or cardiac arrest) applicable to student or youth athletics or youth athletic organizations to protect the health and safety of young athletes. Little League Baseball, Incorporated (LLB) has compiled a summary of all currently existing state laws regarding sudden cardiac arrest in youth athletics.

Some laws are only applicable to school-sponsored athletics or to activities taking place on school-owned property. Some laws are applicable to all youth sports organizations, whether affiliated or not with a school district. It is strongly recommended that local leagues consult with legal counsel in its jurisdiction to determine the applicability, if any, of state laws to its program regarding sudden cardiac arrest.

In keeping with its focus on protecting the health, safety, and welfare of children, LLB requires all leagues and teams to comply with all applicable laws and recommends the review of the information and training materials on sudden cardiac arrest which are available free of charge on the American Academy of Pediatrics and Centers For Disease Control websites at:

Pediatric Sudden Cardiac Arrest | Pediatrics | American Academy of Pediatrics (

Cardiac Arrest |

More information on how to review an individual state’s sudden cardiac arrest law can be found by clicking the particular state link below.

The information that follows is current up to and including December 12, 2023.