Automated External Defibrillators In Public Places
Automated external defibrillator - placement of AED in public place - acceptance of donated AED - appropriation. The act encourages any person that owns, operates, or manages a public place or public school to place functional automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in sufficient quantities to ensure reasonable availability for use during perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.
Any public place or public school is required to accept any gift, grant, or donation of an AED that meets federal standards. If a public place or public school accepts a donated AED but the public place or public school does not want to accept responsibility for AED training, installation, or maintenance, the public place or public school is not required to accept the AED unless the donating party agrees to be responsible for AED training, installation, and maintenance. If the donating party accepts responsibility but can no longer provide maintenance, the public place or public school may remove the AED from the public place or public school.
The public place or public school is allowed to decide who will be trained, the frequency of training, and when the AED training and installation will take place.
On or before September 1, 2019, the department of public health and environment shall award a $15,000 contract to a nonprofit organization for the purpose of acquiring and distributing AEDs to public places.
The act makes an appropriation of $15,000 from the general fund to the department of public health and environment for use by the health facilities and emergency medical services division for the state EMS coordination, planning, and certification program.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as enacted.)