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Automated External Defibrillators In Public Places

Concerning the placement of automated external defibrillators in public places.
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.

The department shall award a $75,000 contract to a nonprofit organization for the purpose of acquiring and distributing AEDs to public places.

The bill extends good samaritan protections to a variety of persons and entities.

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 also repeals an obsolete provision that provided limited immunity to persons rendering emergency assistance through the use of an AED.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)


Under Consideration


Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. D. Roberts