The act creates the office of cardiac arrest management (office) in the department of public health and environment, the purpose of which is to promote the use of public access defibrillators and the use of registries so the public know where defibrillators can be found and used.
The office is required to:
- Coordinate the collection of sudden cardiac arrest data, including outcome data from hospitals;
- Implement an outreach campaign to raise public awareness regarding sudden cardiac arrest;
- Maintain a list of training and education programs offered in this state to teach life-saving skills;
- Employ a statewide cardiac arrest data coordinator and other personnel as necessary; and
- Coordinate the submission of data to an automated external defibrillator registry.
$200,000 is appropriated from the general fund to the department of public health and environment for use in the 2022-23 state fiscal year by the health facilities and emergency medical services division to implement the act.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)