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AED Legal Analysis for Connecticut

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All schools must have an AED, trained staff, and a response plan for sudden cardiac arrest. Good Samaritan protection for rescuers trained in CPR/AED and to anyone who provides or maintains an AED. No training, registration medical oversight or specific maintenance requirements.

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Number
Effective Date Sponsor Abstract
 SB 428 An act concerning revisions to public health related statutes and the establishment of the health information technology exchange of Connecticut. Purpose: To make various revisions to public health related statutes.
 HB 5627 2003-05-14 Purpose: To develop guidelines for the placement of automatic external defibrillators in public facilities.
 HB 5931 2003-07-01 Purpose: To allow certain school staff members to use a cartridge injector on students, and to provide protection for nonprofit organizations that sponsor programs that may be attended by children who may require cartridge injectors.
 HB 5631 2004-06-01 Purpose: To consider and recommend how best to use automatic external defibrillators in ways that will increase survival of cardiac events.
 SB 1208 2005-07-13 Purpose: To extend immunity from liability to staff members of hospitals who oversee the training, distribution and quality assurance of nerve antidote kits for emergency preparedness, and to allow emergency medical technicians and paramedics to operate under the surveillance, medical control and direction of the medical directors of the state's emergency preparedness forces.
 SB 317 2006-10-01 An act concerning revisions to department of public health statutes. Purpose: To make revisions to Department of Public Health statutes.
 SB 981 2009-07-01 An act concerning the availability of automatic external defibrillators in schools. Purpose: To save lives by requiring that: (1) There be an of automatic external defibrillator and school staff trained in the use such defibrillators and cardiopulmonary resuscitation in all schools; and (2) schools develop emergency response plans to address serious incidents involving an individual experiencing sudden cardiac arrest or similar life threatening emergency while on school grounds.
 HB 6599 2009-10-01 An act concerning patient safety. Purpose: To ensure that a patient who requires transportation on a stretcher is safely transported to his or her destination.
 HB 6541 2009-10-01 An act concerning municipal fire police officers. Purpose: To require that adult, child and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator certification be mandatory components of Firefighter I certification.
 SB 1089 2009-10-01 An act concerning automatic external defibrillators. Purpose: To establish requirements and immunity for the use of automatic external defibrillators in health clubs and athletic facilities of public high schools and institutions of higher education.
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Sponsor Abstract
 HB 5244 An act providing good samaritan protection to entities that make automatic external...
 SB 997 An act concerning the department of emergency management and homeland security. Purpose: To make...
 HB 6266 An act concerning automatic external defibrillators in health clubs. Purpose: To save lives by...
 HB 6162 An act concerning immunity related to automatic external defibrillators. Purpose: To extend...
 HB 6622 An act concerning the burden of proof in medical malpractice cases and the standard of care...
 HB 5040 An act concerning the availability of automatic external defibrillators through the school...
 SB 1195 An act concerning school finance reform. Purpose: To replace the state's current mechanisms for...
 SB 1050 An act concerning the availability of automatic external defibrillators in certain health care...
 HB 6369 An act concerning immunity for the ownership or maintenance of an automatic external...
 SB 186 An act concerning automatic external defibrillators in health clubs. Purpose: To establish...
 HB 5483 An act concerning defibrillators in health care facilities. Purpose: To require dialysis units,...
 HB 5029 An act concerning the availability of automatic external defibrillators. Purpose: To save...
 HB 5872 An act concerning automatic external defibrillators in health clubs. Purpose: To provide for...
 HB 5063 An act concerning the availability of automatic external defibrillators in health clubs....
 HB 5613 An act concerning the use of automatic external defibrillators in health care settings. Purpose:...
 HB 5289 An act concerning increased access to automatic external defibrillators in health clubs,...
 HB 5455 An act concerning immunity for public facilities that maintain automatic external...
 HB 6008 An act concerning good samaritan law immunity for the use of automatic external defibrillators....
 HB 5290 An act requiring the availability of automatic external defibrillators in schools. Purpose: To...
 SB 91 An act concerning the presence of automatic external defibrillators in all schools and public...
 SB 316 AN ACT CONCERNING AN AUTOMATIC EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATOR TASK FORCE. Purpose: To establish an...
 SB 12 An act concerning the availability of automatic external defibrillators in schools. Purpose: To...
 SB 43 An act establishing the united municipal assistance grant program. Purpose: To increase...
 SB 553 An act concerning the requirements for firefighter i certification. Purpose: To require CPR and...
 SB 574 An act concerning immunity from civil damages for entities providing access to automatic...

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