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HB76 - Cody's Law Signed into Law!

We are so grateful to so many people for their years of support in getting HB76 - Cody's Law passed. It's been no small effort, and a lot of years and a lot of tears have been spent.

HB76 - Cody's Law puts the choice in parents’ hands whether their child should be screened for the #1 killer of student-athletes: sudden cardiac arrest (SCA).


Parents can get the physical and/or ECG done at school or with their own doctor. Schools are not required to provide ECGs, but of course it's a great service to provide alongside the physical. There is no mandate to have an ECG, rather this is an option for the parent to choose to add an ECG as a proven way to better assess heart health.

Heart screening works: the Cody Stephens Foundation screening program has saved more than 113 lives since Cody died.

Curious what HB76 - Cody's Law means for your school or school district? Click this PDF icon to read our Frequently Asked Questions here:

Thanks to HB76 Co-Sponsor Rep. Briscoe Cain for putting this video together from the House vote on March 26.

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Thanks to HB76 - Cody's Law, parents now have the option to choose an ECG directly on the UIL preparticipation form.

Organizations Supporting HB76

  • Cody Stephens Foundation

  • Texas High School Coaches' Association

  • Texas State Athletic Trainers Association

  • August Heart

  • The Cameron Juniel Project

  • Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association

  • Mason’s Heart Foundation

  • Holden Strong Foundation

  • National Association of Social Workers - Texas Chapter

  • Run for Sarah

  • Texas School Alliance

  • Texas Rural Education Association

  • Texas Classroom Teachers Association

  • Mayor's Office, City of Houston

  • Brandon Goyne Foundation

  • Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

  • Parent Heart Watch

  • and countless individuals

The Cody Stephens Foundation
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