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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. SCA 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 not idea this was even a possibility for someone who looked as healthy as I did at that age."

~ Hite Joins Former Miss Ohio to Announce Passage of Lifesaving Bill Addressing Risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest in Student Athletes ~

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 the guidelines and other relevant materials to inform and educate students and youth athletes participating or desiring to participate in an athletic activity, their parents, and their coaches about the nature and warning signs of SCA.


Prior to the start of each season, all Hustle players and their parents/guardians must watch the required video, review the informational handout, and turn in completed signature forms to their coach. Players who do not submit completed forms WILL NOT be allowed to participate in practices or games.

  • Required video (16 minutes)
  • Required SCA Informational Handout
  • Required Signature Form

  • For COACHES:
    Prior to the start of each season, all Hustle coaches must watch the required video and review the informational handout.

  • Required video (18 minutes)
  • Required SCA Informational Handout