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  • NJ A527
  • Requires public schools which have automated external defibrillators to adopt policies concerning usage.
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2016-2017 Regular Session
This bill requires the board of education of any school district that maintains an automated external defibrillator to adopt a policy concerning the use of the defibrillator. Under the bill, the policy is required at a minimum to: · incorporate current guidelines developed by the American Heart Association concerning the proper use of defibrillators; · address the location of the defibrillator and inform all staff and students of the location; · require training in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and the use of a defibrillator for school nurses, athletic trainers, and any other staff members designated by the district; · address the availability of the defibrillator during the school day and for extracurricular activities that occur at the school after school hours, and the presence of a staff person who is certified in the operation and use of the defibrillator whenever a public school building or athletic field is used for extracurricular activities; · require that the defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines; · provide notification to the appropriate emergency first aid, ambulance, or rescue squad, or other appropriate emergency medical services provider of the type and location of the defibrillator; and · provide all staff and students with information concerning sudden cardiac arrest, and the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency. The policy is to be distributed to each staff person who is certified in the operation and use of the defibrillator, and posted in several locations in each school building in the district for review by all staff and students.
Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee  (on 1/27/2016)
Date Chamber Action Description
1/27/2016 A Introduced, Referred to Assembly Education Committee
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