Category Archives: Lindsay’s Law-Sudden Cardiac Arrest

A 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.

Ohio Senate Bill 252 “Lindsay’s Law” SCA (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)

  • Who is Lindsay?
  • Lindsay’s Law
    • Lindsay’s Law, Ohio Revised Code 3313.5310, 3707.58 and 3707.59 went into effect in 2017.
    • In accordance with this law, the Ohio Department of Health, the Ohio Department of Education, the Ohio High School Athletic Association, the Ohio Chapter of the American College of Cardiology and other stakeholders jointly developed guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating in or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of sudden cardiac arrest.
    • The following resources were developed to implement Lindsay’s Law:

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: http://education.ohio.gov/Topics/Teaching/Licensure/Audiences/Coaching-Permits ( for information about their training requirements around Lindsay’s Law.
  • If you are a coach in a community program, please use the following resources:

ODH Contact Information

Ohio Department of Health School Nursing Program 246 North High Street, 7th Floor Columbus, OH 43215 Telephone: 614-466-1930