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PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 4/) Automated External Defibrillator Act.

410 ILCS 4/1

    (410 ILCS 4/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Automated External Defibrillator Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-524, eff. 1-1-00.)

410 ILCS 4/5

    (410 ILCS 4/5)
    Sec. 5. Findings; intent. The General Assembly finds that timely attention in medical emergencies saves lives, and that trained use of automated external defibrillators in medical emergency response can increase the number of lives saved. It is the intent of the General Assembly to encourage training in lifesaving first aid, to set standards for the use of automated external defibrillators and to encourage their use.
(Source: P.A. 91-524, eff. 1-1-00.)

410 ILCS 4/10

    (410 ILCS 4/10)
    Sec. 10. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    "Automated external defibrillator" means a medical device heart monitor and defibrillator that:
        (1) has received approval of its premarket
    
notification, filed pursuant to 21 U.S.C. Section 360(k), from the United States Food and Drug Administration;
        (2) is capable of recognizing the presence or absence
    
of ventricular fibrillation and rapid ventricular tachycardia, and is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed;
        (3) upon determining that defibrillation should be
    
performed, either automatically charges and delivers an electrical impulse to an individual, or charges and delivers an electrical impulse at the command of the operator; and
        (4) in the case of a defibrillator that may be
    
operated in either an automatic or a manual mode, is set to operate in the automatic mode.
    "Defibrillation" means administering an electrical impulse to an individual in order to stop ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia.
    "Person" means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited liability company, or organized group of persons (whether incorporated or not).
    "Trained AED user" means a person who has successfully completed a course of instruction in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association or a course of instruction in accordance with the rules adopted under this Act to use an automated external defibrillator, or who is licensed to practice medicine in all its branches in this State.
    "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 91-524, eff. 1-1-00.)

410 ILCS 4/15

    (410 ILCS 4/15)
    Sec. 15. Training.
    (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.
(Source: P.A. 91-524, eff. 1-1-00.)

410 ILCS 4/20

    (410 ILCS 4/20)
    Sec. 20. Maintenance; oversight.
    (a) A person acquiring an automated external defibrillator shall take reasonable measures to ensure that:
        (1) (blank);
        (2) the automated external defibrillator is
    
maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines;
        (3) 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, such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association, or a course of instruction in accordance with existing rules under this Act to use an automated external defibrillator and to perform cardiovascular resuscitation (CPR); and
        (4) any person who renders out-of-hospital emergency
    
care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the EMS system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator.
    (b) A person in possession of an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the automated external defibrillator.
(Source: P.A. 95-447, eff. 8-27-07.)

410 ILCS 4/25

    (410 ILCS 4/25)
    Sec. 25. Illinois Department of Public Health; responsibilities. The Illinois Department of Public Health shall maintain incident reports on automated external defibrillator use and conduct annual analyses of all related data. The Department shall adopt rules to carry out its responsibilities under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-524, eff. 1-1-00.)

410 ILCS 4/30

    (410 ILCS 4/30)
    Sec. 30. Exemption from civil liability.
    (a) A physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine in all its branches who authorizes the purchase of an automated external defibrillator is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission arising out of authorizing the purchase of an automated external defibrillator, except for willful or wanton misconduct, if the requirements of this Act are met.
    (b) An individual or entity providing training in the use of automated external defibrillators is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission involving the use of an automated external defibrillator, except for willful or wanton misconduct, if the requirements of this Act are met.
    (c) A person, unit of State or local government, or school district owning, occupying, or managing the premises where an automated external defibrillator is located is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission involving the use of an automated external defibrillator, except for willful or wanton misconduct, if the requirements of this Act are met.
    (d) An AED user is not liable for civil damages as a result of any act or omission involving the use of an automated external defibrillator in an emergency situation, except for willful or wanton misconduct, if the requirements of this Act are met.
    (e) This Section does not apply to a public hospital.
(Source: P.A. 93-910, eff. 1-1-05.)