State of Illinois AED Law
- An AED acquirer must ensure that users of the AED are successfully trained in CPR/AED and be the only ones who use the device in a medical emergency.
- Medical oversight must be provided by an Illinois licensed physician to ensure compliance.
- Such an acquirer must register the AED with an agent of the local EMS system or vehicle dispatch system of the existence, location, and type of the AED.
- The AED must be maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines.
- Any person who renders out-of-hospital emergency care or treatment to a person in sudden cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator must activate the EMS system as soon as possible and report any clinical use of the AED.
- Good Samaritan protection is extended to gratuitous good faith rescuers. This protection also extends to physicians who authorize the purchase of an AED; AED trainers; and owners, occupiers, and managers of premises where an AED is located.
- Physical fitness facilities, including outdoor facilities, must have an AED on site and at least one trained AED user on staff during certain activities and events.
- Dental offices that administer anesthesia or sedation must have an AED on the premises.
- Licensed horse racing facilities must have at least 2 AEDs on the premises.
- Each sheriff’s office and certain police departments must have an AED on site.
- The law requires training in CPR/AED to be a part of the secondary school curriculum in the state.
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