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Hawaii State AED Law

 Summary of Requirements

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EMS Notification No Current Legislation

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Notification of Use
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 Good Samaritan Protection
   
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HI Rev Stat ยง 663-1.5 - 2012

Provides Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED and establishes guidelines for AED programs.

 

 Laws / Legislation
 Reference
Date Summary
 HB 1747
2014
Requires, by the end of the 2015-2016 school year, that: (1) Every public school, charter school, and the University of Hawaii shall have one automated external defibrillator (AED) situated in a permanent location on campus; (2) Public schools and charter schools that have athletic trainers, as well as the University of Hawaii, to have an additional AED available at every sporting event; (3) Athletic trainers shall be trained and certified on the use of AEDs; and (4) Public and charter schools that do not have athletic trainers to have at least two faculty members at every sporting event who are trained and certified on the use of AEDs.
HB 1919
SB 2095
2010 An Act requiring that beginning in the 2012-2013 school year all public and private middle and high schools, and other learning institutions including the University of Hawaii, community colleges and accredited and unaccredited degree granting institutions maintain at least one automated external defibrillator. It also requires that at least one staff member be trained in the use of the AED and on the campus whenever the facilities are being used for school-sponsored or approved events. Beginning with the 2014-2015 school year, all elementary public and private schools will be required to abide by the above.
HB  1537
2009 Revises Good Samaritan protection for use of an AED. States that a person who acts in good faith while attempting to resuscitate a person in a life-threatening emergency, shall not be liable for any civil damages resulting from their actions or omissions, and that the person or employer who provides an AED or an AED training program is not liable either.
SB 727
2009 Encourages employers to implement an AED program and to provide an automated external defibrillator unit in their place of business and give them immunity from any civil damages arising from the use of an AED in their place of business.
HB 1991
2004 Provides immunity protection to people who provide free AED programs, to people who are responsible for the site or location of the AED unit, and that AED-trained users are not liable for civil damages resulting from their attempt to resuscitate an individual who appears to be suffering from a life-threatening condition.


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