Six years ago, 19-year-old Peyton Walker died of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Since that time, her mother Julie Walker has been on a mission to educate others about the top killer of student athletes in the United States. Peyton’s Law – Electrocardiogram Testing for Student Athletes, sponsored by Senator Mike Regan (R-Cumberland/York), recently passed in the Senate by a 48-0 vote. This legislation will now move to the House of Representations for consideration. If it is passed, Peyton’s Law would require that student athletes and parents receive information about the symptoms and signs of cardiac arrest. It would also advise parents of the option to have an EKG included as part of their child’s sports physical. This EKG would be performed by the child’s health care provider and at the family’s expense. 

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