TITLE 77: PUBLIC HEALTH
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH
SUBCHAPTER f: EMERGENCY SERVICES AND HIGHWAY SAFETY
PART 527 PHYSICAL FITNESS FACILITY MEDICAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS CODE
SECTION 527.600 AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATORS REQUIRED
Section 527.600 Automated External Defibrillators Required
a) Each facility shall have at least one operable AED on the premises at all times.
b) If the AED becomes inoperable, the facility shall replace or repair the AED within 10 days. Patrons shall be notified when an operable AED is not on the premises. The AED shall be mobile and accessible at all times when the AED is operable.
c) In the case of an outdoor physical fitness facility, the AED must be housed in a building, if any, that is within 300 feet of the outdoor facility where an event or activity is being conducted. If there is such a building within the required distance, the building must provide unimpeded and open access to the housed AED during the time the event or activity is being conducted. The building's entrances shall further provide marked directions to the housed AED. (Section 15(b-10) of the Act)
d) Facilities described in Section 5.25(1.5) of the Act must have an AED on site as well as a trained AED user available only during activities or events sponsored and conducted or supervised by a person or persons employed by the unit of local government, school, college, or university. (Section 15(b-15) of the Act)
e) If multiple facilities are located on the same floor of a building, one AED can be used for multiple facilities so long as the AED is located not more than 300 feet from each facility and access to the AED is unimpeded from each facility.
f) A physical fitness facility must ensure that there is a trained AED user on staff during staffed business hours. For purposes of the Act and this Part, "trained AED user" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 10 of the Automated External Defibrillator Act and Section 527.100 of this Part.
g) Facility owners/operators may enter into written contracts with third party operators to ensure that a proper number of AEDs and trained AED users are present during all third party sponsored activities that are not otherwise supervised by the owners/operators of the facility.
h) Questions concerning this Part shall be directed to the following address:
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of EMS & Highway Safety
422 S. 5th St. − 3rd Floor
Springfield IL 62701
i) Entities requesting a formal Department determination on the application of the Act shall be subject to inspection under Section 527.900.
(Source: Amended at 37 Ill. Reg. 1247, effective January 18, 2013)