California Legislator Proposes Bill to Require AED Devices in More Buildings

A forward-thinking legislator in California introduced a bill to require life-saving AED devices in more buildings than ever before.

We wish a forward-thinking TEXAS legislator would introduce a bill here!  AEDs DO SAVE LIVES!

Currently, AED devices are only required on school campuses and in nursing homes.

SACRAMENTO — Most new buildings in California with an occupancy greater than 200 people would be required to stock electronic devices used to stop cardiac arrest under a new bill.

Sen. Ben Hueso, D-San Diego, planned to introduce the bill, SB 287, during a news conference today in San Diego. It would require automated electronic defibrillators be present in structures built after Jan. 1, 2016. Cities, including San Diego, have already passed similar laws for new buildings.
photo California state senator Ben Hueso.— Peggy Peattie

“It is estimated that 350,000 individuals will suffer from sudden cardiac arrest in the United States this year. Unfortunately, studies show that nine out of ten people will not survive this deadly attack,” Hueso said in a press release. “Bottom line, SB 287 aims at saving lives in emergency situations. The goal of this bill makes AEDs readily available, increasing survival rates across the state.”

 

CA bill to require defibrillators in new buildings Legislation would apply to structures with occupancy of 200 or more

CA bill to require defibrillators in new buildings – Legislation would apply to structures with occupancy of 200 or more

Read More HERE

(http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/feb/20/ben-hueso-defibrillator-aed-heart-attack/)

 

http://services.statescape.com/textarchive/BillTextArchive/SSBillText2007/TX2007/TX_2007_SB_000007_Current_9512.htm

Sec. 38.017.  AVAILABILITY OF AUTOMATED EXTERNAL
DEFIBRILLATOR. (a)  Each school district shall make available at
each campus in the district at least one automated external
defibrillator, as defined by Section 779.001, Health and Safety
Code.  A campus defibrillator must be readily available during any
University Interscholastic League athletic competition held on the
campus.  In determining the location at which to store a campus
defibrillator, the principal of the campus shall consider the
primary location on campus where students engage in athletic
activities.

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