Tennessee law: Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-2-122

Statute: Tenn. Code Ann. § 49-2-122

Law Type: Placement of AEDs in Schools

Status: Enacted

Enacted on: 2018-07-01

Law type: Mandate

Url: https://codes.findlaw.com/tn/title-49-education/tn-code-sect-49-2-122.html

Per SB115: All public schools must have at least one (1) automated external defibrillator (AED) device placed within the school. All requirements of having AEDs must be followed or may lose Good Samaritan protection: maintenance, training, medical direction, placement, EMS activation, post-event reporting, program documentation.

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