Lindsay's Law Information

Lindsay’s Law: Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Youth Athletes

What is 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.

Who is Lindsay?

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."

Parents, Athletes and Coaches

  • Required Video
  • Required SCA Info Handout
  • Required Signature Form