Third District Assemblyman Dan Logue has introduced legislation to require senior living facilities to begin CPR, even if it is against the company policy. Assemblyman Logue says it is a shame we have to make laws governing the giving of life saving measures by trained medical personnel.
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The introduction of Assembly Bill 259 was prompted by an incident at a senior facility in Bakersfield in February, where an 87 year old woman collapsed and an on-duty nurse was not allowed to perform CPR by her company policy. Assemblyman Logue says the woman did not have a DNR, a order by the person and a doctor stating life saving methods should not be started.