2016 Arkansas Code
Title 20 - Public Health and Welfare
Subtitle 2 - Health and Safety
Chapter 13 - Emergency Medical Services
Subchapter 13 - -- Public Access to Automated External Defibrillation Act
§ 20-13-1304. Access by the public to defibrillators
(a) In order to ensure the public health and safety, a person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall ensure that:
(1) Expected automated external defibrillator users complete appropriate knowledge and skills courses at least one (1) time every two (2) years in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillator use based upon current American Heart Association scientific guidelines, standards, and recommendations for providing cardiopulmonary resuscitation and the use of automated external defibrillators as published in American Heart Association, American Red Cross, or equivalent course materials;
(2) The defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer's operational guidelines and instructions; and
(3) Any person who renders emergency care or treatment on a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the emergency medical services system as soon as possible and immediately reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator to the medical provider responding to the emergency.
(b) Any person or entity that acquires an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of emergency communications, 911, or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of automated external defibrillator.
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