AEDs to be Mandatory in Public Places in Manitoba

AEDs to be Mandatory in Public Places in Manitoba

MANITOBA, Canada--The Manitoba government has proclaimed the "Defibrillator Public Access Act," the first legislation of its kind in Canada, which will make it mandatory for certain public places to have automated external defibrillators (AEDs) on site.Locations required to have AEDs by January 31, 2014, include fitness clubs, gyms, arenas, community centres, golf courses, schools, colleges and universities, airports, train and bus stations, casinos, homeless shelters

The Government of Manitoba has made funds available to provide over 1,000 AEDs to public places designated in the regulations, on a first come, first served basis. 

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