Code of the District of Columbia

§ 1–327.54d. Telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation training requirement.

(a) The Office shall provide training in telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation ("t-CPR") to all Office call takers and dispatchers.

(b) The training required pursuant to subsection (a) of this section shall:

(1) Use protocols and scripts based on evidence-based and nationally recognized guidelines for t-CPR; and

(2) Include:

(A) Recognition protocols for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest;

(B) Compression-only cardiopulmonary resuscitation instructions; and

(C) Continuing education.

(c) For the purposes of this section, "telecommunicator cardiopulmonary resuscitation" and "t-CPR" mean the delivery of compression or ventilation instructions to callers who are reporting suspected cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.