HB 2097 Automatic external defibrillators.
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Summary as enacted with Governor's Recommendation: (all summaries)
Automated external defibrillators. Requires registration of automated external defibrillators by any owner, other than an emergency medical services agency, certain licensed health care facilities, and certain health professionals, who are regulated by a health regulatory board and whose scope of practice encompasses such services. This bill establishes that an automated external defibrillator may be used to save or attempt to save the life of a person who is in cardiac arrest upon compliance with the registration requirements. The requirements for registration must include (i) training of all users in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and in the use of the automated external defibrillator in a course approved by the Board of Health; (ii) maintenance and testing of the equipment in compliance with the manufacturer’s operational guidelines and any Board regulations; (iii) supervision of the program by a licensed physician; (iv) payment of a registration fee, not to exceed $25; (v) disciplinary actions for noncompliance; (vi) four-year registration period; (vii) notification of the use of the equipment on any person to the local EMS agency and physicians; and (viii) notification of the availability, location, and type of the automated external defibrillator and any changes. Persons using the defibrillators are provided immunity from liability, unless the injury was the result of gross negligence or willful or wanton misconduct. “Automated external defibrillator” is defined as a medical device which combines a heart monitor and defibrillator and (i) has been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration, (ii) is capable of recognizing the presence or absence of ventricular fibrillation or rapid ventricular tachycardia, (iii) is capable of determining, without intervention by an operator, whether defibrillation should be performed, and (iv) automatically charges and requests delivery of an electrical impulse to an individual’s heart, upon determining that defibrillation should be performed. Technical amendments are provided to the Good Samaritan Law for more logical grouping of the various persons who are immune from liability while rendering emergency care, assistance or treatment. This bill incorporates HB 2027.

Full text:
01/20/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 993577146  pdf
02/01/99  House: Committee substitute printed 991103146-H1  pdf
02/25/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2097ER)  pdf
04/07/99  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB2097ER2)  pdf
04/14/99  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1000)  pdf

Senate amendments
Senate amendments engrossed
Governor's recommendation

01/20/99  House: Presented & ordered printed 993577146
01/20/99  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/22/99  House: Assigned to H. W. I. sub-committee: 2
01/30/99  House: Reported from H. W. I. w/substitute (22-Y 0-N)
02/01/99  House: Committee substitute printed 991103146-H1
02/03/99  House: Read first time
02/04/99  House: Read second time
02/04/99  House: Committee substitute agreed to 991103146-H1
02/04/99  House: Engrossed by House - com. sub. 991103146-H1
02/05/99  House: Read third time and passed House (Block Vote) (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/99  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE PASSAGE (100-Y 0-N)
02/05/99  House: Communicated to Senate
02/08/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed
02/08/99  Senate: Referred to Committee on Education and Health
02/09/99  Senate: Assigned to Ed. & Health sub-committee: Health Care
02/11/99  Senate: Reported from Ed. & H. with amendments (15-Y 0-N)
02/12/99  Senate: Constitutional reading dispensed (40-Y 0-N)
02/12/99  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/99  Senate: Read third time
02/15/99  Senate: Reading of amendments waived
02/15/99  Senate: Committee amendments agreed to
02/15/99  Senate: Engrossed by Senate as amended
02/15/99  Senate: Passed Senate with amendments (40-Y 0-N)
02/15/99  Senate: VOTE: PASSAGE R (40-Y 0-N)
02/16/99  House: Placed on Calendar
02/17/99  House: Senate amendments agreed to by House (99-Y 0-N)
02/17/99  House: VOTE: ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
02/25/99  House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2097ER)
02/26/99  House: Enrolled
02/27/99  House: Signed by Speaker
02/27/99  Senate: Signed by President
03/29/99  House: Governor's recommendation received by House
04/07/99  House: Placed on Calendar
04/07/99  House: House concurred in Gov. recomm. (Block Vote) (99-Y 0-N)
04/07/99  House: VOTE: BLOCK VOTE-ADOPTION (99-Y 0-N)
04/07/99  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/07/99  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
04/07/99  Senate: Rec. of Gov's recommendation agreed to (40-Y 0-N)
04/07/99  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
04/07/99  Senate: Senate concurred in Gov's recommendation (40-Y 0-N)
04/07/99  Senate: VOTE: (40-Y 0-N)
04/07/99  Governor: Governor's recommendation adopted
04/07/99  House: Reenrolled
04/07/99  House: Signed by Speaker as reenrolled
04/07/99  Senate: Signed by President as reenrolled
04/07/99  House: Enacted, Chapter 1000 (effective 7/1/99)
04/07/99  House: Reenrolled bill text (HB2097ER2)
04/14/99  Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP1000)