On Tuesday, September 29th, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB 2217, which would encourage all public schools to have an automated external defibrillator (AED) by allowing public schools the ability to solicit and receive funds to acquire and maintain an AED, if they don’t already have one. It also provides that the employees of the school district are not liable for civil damages resulting from certain uses, attempted uses or non-uses of an AED. It exempts a public school or district, that is in compliance with AED requirements, from civil damage liability.
Thank you to Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez for the initiation of the bill and everyone's support and commitment to the passage of it.
Allison Gingold, Los Angeles Affiliate for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation