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CPR on a heart

Is a CPR-certified person required to perform CPR on a heart failure/car accident victim? The situation is this. A car accident happens. A CPR-certified person dials 911, heads over to the accident and notices that 2 people are unconscious. Is he required to perform CPR ?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Not legally, but perhaps morally.
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