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Bill Detail: HB19-1183

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Title Automated External Defibrillators In Public Places
Status Governor Signed (05/22/2019)
Bill Subjects
  • Health Care & Health Insurance
House Sponsors D. Roberts (D)
Senate Sponsors J. Bridges (D)
House Committee Health and Insurance
Senate Committee Health and Human Services
Date Introduced 02/14/2019

The bill defines a public place and encourages any person that
owns, operates, or manages a public place to place functional automated
external defibrillators (AEDs) in sufficient quantities to ensure reasonable
availability for use during perceived sudden cardiac arrest emergencies.
The bill requires any public place to accept any gift, grant, or
donation of an AED that meets federal standards.

The department shall award a $75,000 contract to a nonprofit
organization for the purpose of acquiring and distributing AEDs to public
The bill extends good samaritan protections to a variety of persons
and entities.
The bill repeals an obsolete provision that encouraged school
districts to acquire an AED and moves that provision to article 51 of title
25. The bill also repeals an obsolete provision that provided limited
immunity to persons rendering emergency assistance through the use of
an AED.

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