Tag Archives: Connecticut AED legislation

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 […]

An update on state AED legislation, Part 1

Editor’s Note: More than 67 pieces of legislation concerning automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are currently before state legislatures. This is the first installment of our roundup of these bills and resolutions: Alabama AED legislation: HB 355, introduced by Representative Merika Coleman in January, is before the House Committee on Government Operations. Alabama AED Specialist Patrick Davis. California AED legislation: SB 127, […]

Meet Connecticut AED law expert Doug Comstock

Douglas Comstock is the Connecticut AED law expert for Cardiac Science and the Cardiac Science AED Specialist for Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and New York. Here Doug explains the Connecticut AED legislation that Governor Jodi Rell’s signed on Connecticut AEDs in Schools. Doug, what does the Connecticut AED in Schools legislation mandate? The Connecticut AED […]

Connecticut AED bills benefit schools, protect Good Samaritans

The Connecticut House of Representatives passed legislation May 12 providing Good Samaritan protection to encourage the use of automated external defibrillators. The law, SB 1089, goes before the governor for signature later this month. It states that a person or entity maintaining a defibrillator cannot be held liable for ordinary negligence when the AED is used in […]