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Cardiac Arrest Management

Concerning the creation of the office of cardiac arrest management in the department of public health and environment, and, in connection therewith, making an appropriation.
2022 Regular Session
Public Health
Bill Summary

The bill creates the office of cardiac arrest management (office) in the department of public health and environment.

The office is required to:

  • Facilitate the registration of defibrillators in this state through the implementation of a statewide registry;

The purpose of the office 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 facilities that treat cardiac patients and from coroners hospitals ;
  • Implement an outreach campaign to raise public awareness regarding sudden cardiac arrest;
  • Provide training and education programs statewide to teach the skills necessary to save lives; and
  • Maintain a list of training and education programs offered in this state to teach life-saving skills;
  • Employ a statewide cardiac arrest data coordinator, a defibrillator registry coordinator, and other personnel as necessary; and
  • Coordinate the submission of data to an automated external defibrillator registry.

The bill requires the general assembly to appropriate $500,000 $200,000 annually for use by the office.

(Note: Italicized words indicate new material added to the original summary; dashes through words indicate deletions from the original summary.)

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


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