Lindsay's Law

Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) occurs when the heart suddenly and unexpectedly stops beating, cutting off blood flow to the brain and other vital organs. Sudden cardiac arrest is fatal if not treated immediately, most often by a defibrillator.

Senate Bill 252

Lindsey's Law (Senate Bill 252) is named for national heart health advocate and former Miss Ohio Lindsay Davis, who suffers from a heart condition and has since dedicated her career to raising awareness of this potentially fatal condition.

"Sudden cardiac arrest is the number one killer of student athletes," said Davis. "At any moment I could have died because coaches and teachers had no idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."

Resources

For Parents / Guardians and Youth Athletes

For Coaches

If you are a coach for an interscholastic sport and are licensed by the Ohio Department of Education, please visit their website for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law.

If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:

Required SCA Informational Handout (PDF)

Required Video

Ohio Department of Health Contact Information

Ohio Department of Health
School Nursing Program
246 North High Street
7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215

Telephone: 614-466-1930

Email the School Nursing Program.