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AED Legal Analysis for Indiana

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Good Samaritan protection applies to an individual or business that allows an anticipated user to use an AED and to rescuers using the AED. AEDs and CPR/AED trained employees are required in health clubs. All school teachers must be certified in CPR/AED in order to obtain or renew their teaching credential. An AED acquirer is responsible for AED maintenance and testing according to manufacturer’s guidelines and to provide notice to EMS of AED’s location.

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 SCR 22 Recognizing John Fair as a cardiac arrest survivor.
 SR 3 Honoring six staff members of Lowell Elementary School.
 HB 1172 Various professions and occupations. Codifies the uniform emergency volunteer health practitioners act to provide a procedure for recognizing other states' licenses for health practitioners who volunteer to provide assistance during an emergency requiring significant health care assistance. Requires the office of the secretary of family and social services to form a nonprofit corporation to establish and operate an umbilical cord blood bank. Requires the nonprofit corporation to establish an umbilical cord blood donation initiative to promote public awareness concerning the medical benefits of umbilical cord blood. Beginning July 1, 2008, and until June 30, 2009, requires a home health...
 SB 216 2003-05-07 Statewide mutual aid program. Allows public safety training board members to appoint designees to represent them at board proceedings. Makes changes to permit the differentiation of intermediate and basic advanced levels of emergency medical technician certification in addition to the levels currently in use. Establishes a detailed disciplinary process for offenses committed by certified individuals. Creates the emergency medical services fund. Provides for the regulation of emergency medical dispatch agencies and personnel. Provides for a statewide mutual aid program that allows a city, town, county, or township to request assistance from another unit in managing disaster response or...
 HB 1271 2003-07-01 Immunity for defibrillator instructors. Grants immunity from civil liability to certain licensed physicians or the instructor of a person who renders emergency care using an automatic external defibrillator, if the licensed physician or instructor's act or omission does not amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
 SB 363 2003-07-01 Immunity for defibrillator instructors. Grants immunity from civil liability to certain licensed physicians or the instructor of a person who renders emergency care using an automatic external defibrillator, if the licensed physician or instructor's act or omission does not amount to gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct.
 SB 188 2004-07-01 Birth problems registry and cancer registry. Allows the state department of health to record certain nonmalignant tumors and diseases in the cancer registry. Requires ambulatory outpatient surgical centers and health facilities to report to the cancer registry. Changes the date by which the state department must publish an annual report to December 31. Includes pervasive developmental disorders and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders as birth problems and requires these disorders to be recorded in the birth problems registry if recognized in a child before the child is five years of age. Changes the age at which a birth problem may be recognized and recorded in the birth problems registry...
 SB 568 2005-04-26 Birthing centers. Requires birthing centers and abortion clinics to be licensed by the state department of health. Excludes a birthing center from the definition of an ambulatory outpatient surgical center.
 HB 1106 2006-07-01 Automatic external defibrillators. Allows certain persons who provides emergency medical services to use an automated external defibrillator without requiring a certificate. Removes: (1) the use of an automatic or semiautomatic defibrillator from the definition of basic life support; and (2) the requirement that a person or entity that acquires a defibrillator ensure that the users have completed certain courses and have enlisted a physician for medical direction.
 SB 134 2007-07-01 Automated external defibrillators in health clubs. Requires that before July 1, 2008 the owner or operator of a health club: (1) have a defibrillator available on the health club premises; (2) employ at least one individual who is trained to use the defibrillator and administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation; (3) have a trained employee on the health club premises during business hours when staff is present at the health club; (4) meet certain requirements if staff are not on the premises; (5) post a sign indicating the location of the defibrillator; and (6) comply with other defibrillator requirements. Provides that a person who violates the health club defibrillator requirements commits...
 HB 1052 2008-07-01 Motorist duties at accident scenes and operating while intoxicated offenses. Requires an examination for a learner's permit to test the applicant's knowledge of the duty to stop and provide assistance. Provides that the law requiring a driver involved in an accident to stop at the accident scene, notify the appropriate law enforcement agency, and render reasonable assistance applies if the accident results in the entrapment of a person in a vehicle. (Under current law, the law applies only if the accident results in the injury or death of a person.) Provides that if the driver is physically incapable of notifying the appropriate law enforcement agency or rendering reasonable assistance,...
 SB 176 2011-07-01 Teacher training. Requires an applicant for an initial teaching license to be trained and certified in the use of an automated external defibrillator. Requires, after June 30, 2012, an applicant for the renewal of a teaching license to complete training and obtain certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation, removing a foreign body causing an obstruction in an airway, the Heimlich maneuver, and the use of an automated external defibrillator. Provides that a school nurse, teacher, or other employee of a school is not liable for damages for providing emergency assistance to another person in the course of the nurse's or employee's employment unless the act or omission constitutes gross...
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