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;
- Coordinate the collection of sudden cardiac arrest data, including outcome data from
facilities that treat cardiac patients and from coronershospitals ;
- 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.)