Tag Archives: California AEDs

New AED Legislation in 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 […]

Philadelphia parents lobby for AEDs: Cardiac Science for the week of May 17

Philadelphia parents lobby for AEDs: “Rec centers can’t afford not to have them.” The family of cardiac arrest victim Danny Rumph is leading a campaign in Philadelphia to getautomated external defibrillators (AEDs) into all the city’s public recreation centers. If the center where 21-year-old Danny collapsed and died five years ago had owned one, Danny might […]

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 […]