(WSVN) - High school students in Florida will soon be learning a new life-saving skill at school.

Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a bill requiring school districts to provide basic training in first aid, including CPR instruction, to public school students in grades 9 and 11.

The bill also encourages school districts to provide the same training to students in grades 6 and 8.

According to the bill summary, the CPR training must be based on a “one-hour nationally recognized program that uses the most current evidence-based emergency cardiovascular care guidelines.”

The law officially goes into effect on July 1. For more information on the bill, click here.

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