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Automated External Defibrillators In Public Places

Concerning the placement of automated external defibrillators in public places, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2019 Regular Session
Health Care & Health Insurance
Bill Summary

The bill defines a public place and encourages any person that owns, operates, or manages a public place to place functional automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in sufficient quantities to ensure reasonable availability for use during perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.

The bill requires any public place to accept any gift, grant, or donation of an AED that meets federal standards. If a public place accepts a donated AED but the public place does not want to accept responsibility for AED training, installation, or maintenance, the public place is not required to accept the AED unless the donating party agrees to be responsible for AED training, installation, and maintenance. If the donating party accepts responsibility but can no longer provide maintenance, the public place may remove the AED from the public place.

The department shall award a $15,000 contract to a nonprofit organization for the purpose of acquiring and distributing AEDs to public places.

The bill repeals an obsolete provision that encouraged school districts to acquire an AED and moves that provision to article 51 of title 25.

The bill makes an appropriation.

(Note: This summary applies to the reengrossed version of this bill as introduced in the second house.)


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