Connecticut AED Laws
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Below you can find all of the laws and statutes that pertain to automated external defibrillators in Connecticut.
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CONNECTICUT AED LAWS + STATUTES
Connecticut General Statutes § 52-557b
(a) A person licensed to practice medicine and surgery under the provisions of chapter 370 or dentistry under the provisions of section 20-106 or members of the same professions licensed to practice in any other state of the United States, a person licensed as a registered nurse under section 20-93 or 20-94 or certified as a licensed practical nurse under section 20-96 or 20-97, a medical technician or any person operating a cardiopulmonary resuscitator or a person trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation or in the use of an automatic external defibrillator in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association, who, voluntarily and gratuitously and other than in the ordinary course of such person's employment or practice, renders emergency medical or professional assistance to a person in need thereof, shall not be liable to such person assisted for civil damages for any personal injuries which result from acts or omissions by such person in rendering the emergency care, which may constitute ordinary negligence. The immunity provided in this subsection does not apply to acts or omissions constituting gross, willful or wanton negligence.For the purposes of this subsection, "automatic external defibrillator" means a device that:
(1) Is used to administer an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart;(2) contains internal decision-making electronics, microcomputers or special software that allows it to interpret physiologic signals, make medical diagnosis and, if necessary, apply therapy;(3) guides the user through the process of using the device by audible or visual prompts; and(4) does not require the user to employ any discretion or judgment in its use.
Connecticut General Statutes § 19a-197c
Each public golf course, as defined in section 30-33, shall provide and maintain in a central location on the premises of the public golf course, at least one automatic external defibrillator, as defined in section 19a-175. (Effective October 1, 2006)
Connecticut General Statutes § 19a-175
(20) "Automatic external defibrillator" means a device that:
(A) Is used to administer an electric shock through the chest wall to the heart;
(B) contains internal decision-making electronics, microcomputers or special software that allows it to interpret physiologic signals, make medical diagnosis and, if necessary, apply therapy;
(C) guides the user through the process of using the device by audible or visual prompts; and
(D) does not require the user to employ any discretion or judgment in its use;
Sec. 4. Subsection (d) of section 10-16b of the 2012 supplement to the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof (Effective July 1, 2012):
(d) The State Board of Education shall make available curriculum materials and such other materials as may assist local and regional boards of education in developing instructional programs pursuant to this section. The State Board of Education, within available appropriations and utilizing available resource materials, shall assist and encourage local and regional boards of education to include: (1) Holocaust and genocide education and awareness; (2) the historical events surrounding the Great Famine in Ireland; (3) African-American history; (4) Puerto Rican history; (5) Native American history; (6) personal financial management; (7) training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automatic external defibrillators; and (8) topics approved by the state board upon the request of local or regional boards of education as part of the program of instruction offered pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.
Section 7-60 of the General Statutes
Sec. 16. (NEW) (Effective October 1, 2012) (a) Not later than January 1, 2013, the athletic department of eachinstitution of higher education shall develop and implement a policy consistent with this section concerning theavailability and use of an automatic external defibrillator during intercollegiate sport practice, training andcompetition.(b) Each athletic department of an institution of higher education shall:
As used in this section, "the premises used by the athletic department" means those premises that are used for intercollegiate sport practice, training or competition and may include, but need not be limited to, an athletic building or room, gymnasium, athletic field or stadium; and "intercollegiate sport" means a sport played at the collegiate level for which eligibility requirements for participation by a student-athlete are established by a national association for the promotion or regulation of collegiate athletics.(1) (A) provide and maintain in a central location that is not more than one-quarter mile from the premises used by the athletic department at least one automatic external defibrillator, as defined in section 19a-175 of the general statutes, and(B) make such central location known and accessible to employees and student-athletes of such institution of higher education during all hours of intercollegiate sport practice, training and competition,(2) ensure that at least one licensed athletic trainer or other person who is trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of an automatic external defibrillator in accordance with the standards set forth by the American Red Cross or American Heart Association is on the premises used by the athletic department during all hours of intercollegiate sport practice, training and competition,(3) maintain and test the automatic external defibrillator in accordance with the manufacturer's guidelines, and(4) promptly notify a local emergency medical services provider after each use of such automatic external defibrillator.