Texas law: Tex. Admin. Code tit. 40, § 19.1935

Statute: Tex. Admin. Code tit. 40, § 19.1935

Law Type: Mandate; Registration Requirement

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2015-04-29

Law type: Mandate

A nursing facility must have at least one AED available for use onsite at all times. Within 24 hours after acquiring an automated external defibrillator, a nursing facility must notify the local emergency medical services provider of: (1) the existence of the automated external defibrillator; (2) the location of the automated external defibrillator in the facility; and (3) the type of automated external defibrillator.

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