(410 ILCS 4/10)
As used in this Act:
"Automated external defibrillator" means a medical device heart monitor and
(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
order to stop ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia.
"Person" means an individual, partnership, association, corporation, limited
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
adopted under this Act to use an automated external defibrillator, or who is
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.)