State Laws on Cardiac Arrest and
Since partially taking effect in
2005, the laws regarding mandated placement of automated external defibrillators or "AED's" has
increased steadily over the past years. Beginning with schools and quickly advancing to Health
Clubs and beyond, the time is now to make sure your establishment is in compliance.
Via Health & Safety Corporation, AED's can be purchased at very reasonable prices. We also
offer service plans that keep your equipment up to date, by replacing the batteries and Electrode
Pads, as needed, so that compliance with this new law is just one phone call away. After that, we
handle the rest. So, you can get back to your business and let us worry about your
AED and any needed maintenance.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a wonderful resource to
visit if more legal definitions are needed. See their web page which deals exclusively with
State Laws on Cardiac Arrest and Defibrillators.
The Aviation Medical Assistance Act, Public Law 105-170 (PDF*), was the first federal law
addressing the positive use of AEDs, signed on April 24, 1998 by President Bill Clinton. It declares that air
carriers and individuals "shall not be liable for damages" in attempting to obtain or provide assistance on
airplanes. It directs the FAA Administrator to "evaluate regulations" and decide on future required use of AEDs
on passenger aircraft and in airports.
Since the passage of The Aviation Medical Assistance Act, Public Law 105-170, more laws, both state and federal,
have been passed to make sure AED's are available in more and more locations. When it comes to Cardiac Arrest,
having an AED nearby and mean the difference between life or death. Contact us with any questions or to arrange for one of
our representitives to come visit.
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