AED Legal Analysis for Pennsylvania

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AED provider must provide CPR/AED training for expected AED users.
Good Samaritan protection for good faith AED users, acquirers, AED sites.
Good Samaritan protection for AED providers if AED is properly maintained and tested according to manufacturer’s requirements, expected AED users are CPR/AED trained. Rescue information must be provided to EMS or other health care providers upon request.
AEDs are required at health clubs.

Effective Date Sponsor Abstract
 SR 123 A Resolution recognizing the week of June 1 through 7, 2011, as "National CPR and AED Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania.
 SR 43 A Resolution designating March 2009 as "American Red Cross Month" in Pennsylvania.
 HR 328 A Resolution recognizing the week of June 1 through 7, 2011, as "CPR and AED Awareness Week" in Pennsylvania.
 SR 52 A Resolution designating March 2011 as "American Red Cross Month" in Pennsylvania.
 HR 707 A Resolution designating April 25, 2010, as "Gregory W. Moyer Day" in Pennsylvania.
 HR 57 A Resolution recognizing the month of February 2011 as "American Heart Month" in Pennsylvania.
 SR 262 A Resolution designating March 2010 as "American Red Cross Month" in Pennsylvania.
 SB 628 An Act amending Titles 18 (Crimes and Offenses) and 20 (Decedents, Estates and Fiduciaries) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for the offenses of neglect of care-dependent person and for living wills and health care powers of attorney; further providing for implementation of out-of-hospital nonresuscitation; making conforming amendments; and repealing provisions of 20 Pa.C.S. Chs. 54 and 54A.
 HB 996 2001-07-01 An Act amending the act of March 10, 1949 (P.L.30, No.14), known as the Public School Code of 1949, providing for the establishment of independent schools; further providing for contracts with private residential rehabilitative institutions; providing for professional teacher assessment, for automatic external defibrillators, for an education support services program and for an educational improvement tax credit; and further providing for special education payments to school districts.

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