New Maryland Law Aims to Improve AED Access

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On April 21, 2022, the Maryland legislature signed into law House Bill 836 (“HB 836”), also called the Elijah Gorham Act, which requires Maryland’s public middle and high schools to develop venue-specific emergency action plans to deal with sports injuries. HB 836 becomes effective on July 1, 2022.  The Bill is named after 17-year-old football…

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New Connecticut AED Law Requires Health Clubs to Have an AED

New Connecticut AED Law

According to the Red Cross, “Sudden Cardiac Arrest is among the leading causes of death in the United States. In fact, more than 350,000 people will suffer a cardiac arrest this year. Currently, the only way to restore a regular heart rhythm during cardiac arrest is to use an AED.”[1] And even more concerning is…

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New Texas Legislation Leads the Way Into the Future of AEDs

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On September 1, 2021, a pioneering Texas law regarding AEDs came into effect. The new law (SB199) and its companion (HB786) work together to limit civil liability for the use, attempted use, or failure to use an AED, while simultaneously requiring 911 dispatchers to be properly trained in providing instructions over the phone to untrained…

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What Is Janet’s Law Compliance?

What Is Janet’s Law Compliance

Janet’s Law  requires New Jersey public and non-public schools to be equipped with an automated external defibrillator (AED) to save lives. The law requires schools to establish action plans for emergencies. The goal of the legislation is to achieve quicker response times during Sudden Cardiac Arrest emergencies through training school coaches and personnel on how to use an AED.…

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AED Business Law Tennessee: Requirements and Regulations

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Don’t Let the Legal Jargon Scare You: Business Owners in Tennessee Are Encouraged to Acquire and Use AEDs Tennessee, like all other states, has a “Good Samaritan” law that protects people who, in good faith and without expectation of payment, give assistance to others in need [1]. The whole purpose of an AED is that…

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Peyton’s Law Passed in Pennsylvania

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MEDIA RELEASE THE PEYTON WALKER FOUNDATION HAILS PENNSYLVANIA’S ENACTMENT OF “PEYTON’S LAW” TO COMBAT SUDDEN CARDIAC ARREST IN YOUTH UNANIMOUS PASSAGE BRINGS LIFE-SAVING TOOLS FOR STUDENT ATHLETES AND FAMILIES Pennsylvania, SECOND state in nation to enact proactive law to save young lives from SCA Law honors 19-year-old Peyton Walker taken too soon by SCA MECHANICSBURG,…

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The Law Protects AED Rescuers

AED-Good Samaritan Laws Protect Rescuers

Did you know that the law actually encourages lay people and bystanders to perform CPR and to use an AED on people who have suffered from sudden cardiac arrest and that it actually protects them from litigation? Traditionally, the public has been concerned about performing CPR and using an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) due to…

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