Illinois law: 410 ILCS 4/20

Statute: 410 ILCS 4/20

Law Type: Medical Direction; Registration Requirement

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2018-02-14

Law type: Registration

A person acquiring an AED must ensure that: i) the AED is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines; ii) any person considered to be an anticipated rescuer or user will have successfully completed a course of instruction in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization; and iii) any person who renders out-of-hospital emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an AED activates the EMS system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the AED. A person in possession of an AED shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the AED.

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