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Full Text of HB6062  99th General Assembly




State of Illinois
2015 and 2016


Introduced 2/11/2016, by Rep. Robert Rita


410 ILCS 4/20

    Amends the Automated External Defibrillator Act. Adds exceptions to provisions concerning requirements for individuals acquiring external defibrillators. Provides that an entity with more than 1,000 employees may develop or acquire an alternative external defibrillator training program whether or not the training is in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization if the program is supervised by a person licensed to practice medicine in Illinois. Provides that train passengers and crew are not considered or deemed to be anticipated rescuers or users.

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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Automated External Defibrillator Act is
5amended by changing Section 20 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 4/20)
7    Sec. 20. Maintenance; oversight.
8    (a) A person acquiring an automated external defibrillator
9shall take reasonable measures to ensure that:
10        (1) (blank);
11        (2) the automated external defibrillator is maintained
12    and tested according to the manufacturer's guidelines;
13        (3) any person considered to be an anticipated rescuer
14    or user will have successfully completed a course of
15    instruction in accordance with the standards of a
16    nationally recognized organization, such as the American
17    Red Cross or the American Heart Association, or a course of
18    instruction in accordance with existing rules under this
19    Act to use an automated external defibrillator and to
20    perform cardiovascular resuscitation (CPR) with the
21    following exceptions: ; and
22            (A) Any entity with more than 1,000 employees may
23        develop, jointly develop, or acquire an alternate



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1        training program whether or not this training is in
2        accordance with the standards of a nationally
3        recognized organization if the training program is
4        supervised by a person who is licensed to practice
5        medicine in this State.
6            (B) Train passengers and train crew are not
7        considered or deemed to be anticipated rescuers or
8        users.
9        (4) any person who renders out-of-hospital emergency
10    care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an
11    automated external defibrillator activates the EMS system
12    as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the
13    automated external defibrillator.
14    (b) A person in possession of an automated external
15defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency
16communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence,
17location, and type of the automated external defibrillator.
18(Source: P.A. 95-447, eff. 8-27-07.)