California law: AB 1766

Public law number: AB 1766

Statute: AB 1766

Law Type: Other Requirements

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2018-09-06

Law type: Mandate


Amendment to state swimming pool safety law requires AEDs at all public swimming pools. Public pools placing AEDs must comply with the administrative and operational requirements described in the state’s AED laws. The new law offers immunity protection to public swimming pools and rescuers that use AEDs.

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