AED Legal Analysis for Illinois
The AED must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines.
Good Samaritan protection is extended to gratuitous good faith rescuers. This protection also extends to physicians who authorize the purchase of an AED; AED trainers; and owners, occupiers, and managers of premises where an AED is located.
Physical fitness facilities, including outdoor facilities, must have an AED on site and at least one trained AED user on staff during certain activities and events.
Dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation must have an AED on the premises.
Licensed horse racing facilities must have at least 2 AEDs on the premises.
Each sheriff's office and certain police departments must have an AED on site.
The law requires training in CPR/AED to be a part of the secondary school curriculum in the state.
Facilities performing moderate or deep sedation or general anesthesia are required to have an AED on the premises.
|Statute||Law Type||Effective Date||Abstract|
|410 ILCS 4/20||Medical Direction; Registration Requirement||2018-02-14||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.|
|410 ILCS 4/15||Training Requirements||2018-02-14||(a) The Department shall adopt rules regarding the establishment of programs to train individuals as trained AED users. Rules regarding the establishment of programs to train individuals as trained AED users shall specify the following: (1) The curriculum of any program to train individuals shall include complete training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (commonly referred to as “CPR”) prepared according to nationally recognized guidelines. (2) The qualifications necessary for any individuals to teach a program to train an individual as a trained AED user. (3) The time period for which training recognition shall be valid, and the recommendation for subsequent renewal. (b) In carrying out subsection (a), the Department shall identify an appropriate training curriculum designed for trained AED users who are members of the general public, and a training curriculum designed for trained AED users who are health professionals.|
|68.1220.510||Other Requirements||2018-02-14||For facilities performing moderate sedation: A properly equipped facility for the administration of moderation sedation (conscious sedation) shall include at minimum: 11) Defibrillator (an automated external defibrillator is an acceptable defibrillator);|
|68.1220.520||Other Requirements||2018-02-14||For facilities performing deep sedation or general anesthesia: A properly equipped facility for the administration of moderation sedation (conscious sedation) shall include at minimum: 11) Defibrillator (an automated external defibrillator is an acceptable defibrillator);|
|410 ILCS 4/30; 745 ILCS 49/12||Good Samaritan||2017-02-15||The law limits civil liability under certain circumstances of use, or an attempted use, of an AED.|
|55 ILCS 5/3-6040||Mandate||2016-01-01||Requires the sheriff of every county to have an AED in his/her office.|
|65 ILCS 5/11-1-13||Mandate||2016-01-01||Requires each police department that employs 100 or more police officers to have an AED.|
|105 ILCS 110/3||Training Requirements||2014-09-01||Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, training on how to properly administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (which training must be in accordance with standards of the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, or another nationally recognized certifying organization) and how to use an automated external defibrillator shall be included as a basis for curricula in all secondary schools in this State.|
|230 ILCS 5/31.2||Mandate||2014-01-01||Requires all licensed horse racing facilities to have at least two AEDs.|
|225 ILCS 25/44.5||Mandate||2010-01-01||Requires all dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation to have at least one AED on the premises at all times.|
|210 ILCS 74/15||Mandate||2009-01-01||Requires every physical fitness facility to have at least one AED on the facility premises.|
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