California law: AB 2009

Public law number: AB 2009

Statute: AB 2009

Law Type: Other requirements

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2018-09-21

Law type: Mandate


Amendment to the California Education Code and requires school district’s and charter schools electing to offer any interscholastic athletic program to: Adopt an emergency action plan including sudden cardiac arrest response, acquire at least one AED per school with placement being from 3 - 5 minutes of a sudden cardiac arrest emergency, have AEDs available for trainers and coaches at athletic events and campus activities, properly maintain and inspect school AEDs.

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