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AED Legal Analysis for Kentucky

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AED must be on-site for every high school athletic activity or sporting event and high school coaches must be trained in CPR/AED. AED acquirer responsible for training expected AED users, maintaining AED according to manufacturer’s operational guidelines, EMS notification of AED location and establishing physician medical oversight program to insure compliance with training, maintenance and EMS notification. Good Samaritan protection for rescuers and physician, trainer, acquirer and entity responsible for AED site if requirements met.

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Effective Date Sponsor Abstract
 HB 1 AN ACT relating to appropriations and revenue measures providing financing and conditions for the operations, maintenance, support, and functioning of the government of the Commonwealth of Kentucky and its various officers, cabinets, departments, boards, commissions, institutions, subdivisions, agencies, and other state-supported activities.
 HB 383 2009-03-24 AN ACT relating to interscholastic athletics. Amend KRS 156.070 to require high school coaches to be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of automated external defibrillators; require automated external defibrillators be on-site for every high school practice, athletic activity or sporting event; require an ice pool to be readily available if the temperature is ninety-four degrees or higher; prohibit the Kentucky Board of Education from adopting policies that are contrary to these provisions. .
 HB 179 2010-07-15 AN ACT relating to nurses. Create new sections of KRS Chapter 314 to provide immunity to persons and agencies that file a complaint, provide sworn or written statements, or otherwise participate in an investigation or administrative proceeding; require a licensee, credentialed holder, privilege holder, or applicant who is the subject of an investigation by the Board of Nursing to cooperate fully with the investigation; provide that Board of Nursing members and employees of the board shall have deliberative privilege and are not subject to deposition or subpoena regarding cases processed before them; provide that investigative information in possession of the board or employees relating...

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