SB 423
Modifies provisions of the Public Access to Automated External Defibrillator Act
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Last Action:
3/7/2019 - Second Read and Referred S Health and Pensions Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2019

Current Bill Summary

SB 423 - This act modifies provisions of the Public Access to Automated External Defibrillator Act.

Currently, persons or entities that have acquired an automated external defibrillator (AED) are required to ensure that expected users receive CPR and AED training from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, or other equivalent training course, that the AED user activate the emergency medical services system as soon as possible, and that an AED placed outside of a health care facility have a physician review the protocol and training. This act repeals these provisions and requires that a person or entity who acquires an AED to comply with all regulations governing placement of the AED, notify the local emergency medical services agency of the AED's existence, location, and type, ensure that the AED is maintained and tested to the manufacturer's guidelines, ensure that testing of the AED occurs at least biannually and after each use, and ensure that an inspection of all AEDs is made every 90 days.

Currently, a person who gratuitously and in good faith renders emergency care through the use or provision of an AED shall not be held liable for any civil damages unless acting in a willful and wanton or reckless manner. This act extends this immunity to criminal penalties. Additionally, a person or entity that provides training, owns the AED, or is responsible for the site where the AED is located shall likewise not be held liable.

This act is similar to provisions in HCS/SS/SB 145 (2019), HCS/SB 333 (2019), HCS/SCS/SB 363 (2019), SS#3/SCS/HB 113 (2019), and HB 1038 (2019).



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