HB1136 (2008) Detail

Relative to automated external defibrillators.


CHAPTER 207

HB 1136 – FINAL VERSION

30Jan2008… 0154h

2008 SESSION

08-2027

09/01

HOUSE BILL 1136

AN ACT relative to automated external defibrillators.

SPONSORS: Rep. Hamm, Merr 4; Rep. Gile, Merr 10; Rep. Welch, Rock 8; Rep. Weare, Rock 14; Rep. Levasseur, Hills 11

COMMITTEE: Health, Human Services and Elderly Affairs

AMENDED ANALYSIS

This bill limits the training requirement for automated external defibrillator use to anticipated responders.

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Explanation: Matter added to current law appears in bold italics.

Matter removed from current law appears [in brackets and struckthrough.]

Matter which is either (a) all new or (b) repealed and reenacted appears in regular type.

30Jan2008… 0154h

08-2027

09/01

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE

In the Year of Our Lord Two Thousand Eight

AN ACT relative to automated external defibrillators.

Be it Enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court convened:

207:1 Purpose. The general court recognizes that the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in the state of New Hampshire has had a demonstrably positive impact on saving the lives of New Hampshire citizens in cardiac arrest. Therefore, it is the intent of the general court that access to AEDs be made widely available to businesses, schools, fire and police departments, and other public and private organizations throughout the state. The elimination of the requirement that all expected users of AEDs be trained in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and AED use will remove a barrier to the development of lay rescuer AED programs, thereby assisting emergency personnel in saving the lives of New Hampshire citizens when responding to emergencies.

207:2 Training. Amend RSA 153-A:30 to read as follows:

153-A:30 Training. Every person, association, corporation or other organization that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall require [every individual] anticipated responders expected to use the automated external defibrillator to receive training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use. This section shall not limit the use of the automated external defibrillator to the anticipated responder nor shall this section limit the provisions of RSA 153-A:31.

207:3 Effective Date. This act shall take effect 60 days after its passage.

Approved: June 16, 2008

Effective Date: August 15, 2008

Links

HB1136 at GenCourtMobile

Action Dates

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Bill Text Revisions

HB1136 Revision: 11338 Date: Jan. 1, 2008, midnight

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