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New AED Legislation in California

California

Sudden cardiac arrest affects nearly 10,000 youth nationally per year according to the American Heart Association, while the National Center for Catastrophic Sport Injury Research reports that more student athletes die annually from sudden cardiac arrest than from sport-related trauma. As a result, more and more states are enacting AED legislation. California Assembly Bill 2009 […]

New AED legislation: January 2011

In the first weeks of the new year, automated external defibrillator (AED) billswere introduced in seven state legislatures: Connecticut Rep. Jason Perillo introduced HB 5455, a bill to provide immunity for any public facility that maintains an automatic external defibrillator in accordance with specified standards. Rep. Kevin Ryan introduced HB 5483, which would require dialysis units, outpatient surgical facilities, assisted […]

Legislators’ AED saves life at government hearing

The Suffolk County (Long Island) Legislature voted in 2007 to install anautomated external defibrillator (AED) in the legislative office building, and last week they saw the device in action. County employees used the AED to restore the heartbeat of a man who collapsed with sudden cardiac arrest just as he was about to testify at a […]

California defibrillator bill protects rescuers from liability

A bill introduced Friday in the California Senate includes two provisions that would encourage automated external defibrillator (AED) use and deployment. California State Senator Alex Padilla, AED bill sponsor Senate Bill 1281, introduced bySenator Alex Padilla, extends the state’s current Good Samaritan law (due to expire in 2013) that exempts individuals who use an AED in an […]