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HB1773 Engrossed                               LRB9103992WHdv

 1        AN  ACT  to  amend  the  Good  Samaritan  Act by changing
 2    Section 12.

 3        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 4    represented in the General Assembly:

 5        Section 5.  The Good Samaritan Act is amended by changing
 6    Section 12 as follows:

 7        (745 ILCS 49/12)
 8        Sec.  12.  Use  of  an  automatic external defibrillator;
 9    exemption from civil liability for emergency care.
10        (a)  Any  person  who  has  successfully  completed   the
11    training  requirements of a course in basic emergency care of
12    a person in cardiac arrest that:
13             (i)  included training in the operation and  use  of
14        an automatic external defibrillator; and
15             (ii)  was conducted in accordance with the standards
16        of  the  American  Heart  Association or the American Red
17        Cross,
18    and  who,  in  good  faith,  not  for  compensation,  renders
19    emergency medical care involving  the  use  of  an  automatic
20    external   defibrillator   in  accordance  with  his  or  her
21    training is not liable for any civil damages as a  result  of
22    any   act   or   omission,  except  for  willful  and  wanton
23    misconduct, by that person in rendering that care.
24        (b)  A person or entity that owns, occupies, or manages a
25    building or portion of a building in which a  person  meeting
26    the  criteria  set  forth in subsection (a) renders emergency
27    medical care involving  the  use  of  an  automatic  external
28    defibrillator in accordance with subsection (a) is not liable
29    for  any  civil  damages  as a result of any act or omission,
30    except for willful  and  wanton  misconduct,  by  the  person
31    rendering that care.
HB1773 Engrossed            -2-                LRB9103992WHdv
 1    (Source: P.A. 90-746, eff. 8-14-98.)

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