Tag Archives: AED laws

AED legislation, awareness increases foundation’s reach in New Jersey

Back in March 2014; police in Newton, N.J., responded to a report than a man had been found in a high-rise apartment building, unconscious and with no pulse. The person who reported the incident began CPR, and officers arrived to take over within two minutes. They continued CPR and then pulled out their AED. The […]

New AED laws passed in New York, Maine, Illinois, and Tennessee

New York state has enacted laws requiring automated external defibrillators(AEDs) in health clubs and dental offices. Assembly Bill 3798, sponsored by Assemblymember Mike Spano, amends the state’s general business law to require that AEDs be available at health clubs during business hours when the clubs are staffed. Senate Bill 2923, sponsored by Senator Martin J. Golden, requires AEDs in […]

Bookmark This: AED laws enacted in 2010

In 2010, state legislatures considered more than a hundred pieces of legislation pertaining to automated external defibrillators (AEDs). Many bills honored citizens who rescued victims of sudden cardiac arrest, while others recommended AED placements in communities. –> See AEDlegislation.com for full results <– Dozens of bills included mandates for AED placement and training, or extended Good Samaritan protection to […]

An update on state AED legislation, Part 3

Editor’s Note: This is the third installment of our Fall 2010 roundup aboutlegislation concerning automated external defibrillators (AEDs) currently before state legislatures. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.   New York AED legislation: AB 4443, (introduced by Assemblywoman Margaret M. Markey) would require golf courses to have AEDs; it has been referred to the Economic Development Committee. AB 5611 (Assemblyman Steven […]

An update on state AED legislation, Part 2

Editor’s Note: This is the second installment of our roundup about legislation concerning automated external defibrillators (AEDs) currently before state legislatures. You can read Part 1 here. Illinois AED legislation: HB 4661 (the Mass Transit Defibrillator bill), introduced by Representative Jack Franks in October, 2009, is before the House Committee on Government Operations. It would require that the Chicago Transportation Authority, the […]