AB 2217, as amended, Melendez. Pupil and personnel health: automated external defibrillators.
Existing law authorizes a school district or school to provide a comprehensive program in first aid or cardiopulmonary resuscitation training, or both, to pupils and employees, and requires the program to be developed using specified guidelines.
This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to encourage all public schools to acquire and maintain at least one automated external defibrillator (AED). The bill would authorize a public school to solicit and receive nonstate funds to acquire and maintain an AED. The bill would provide that the
begin delete school district andend delete employees of the school district are not liable for civil damages resulting from certain uses, attempted uses, or nonuses of an AED, except as provided.
Vote: majority. Appropriation: no. Fiscal committee: no. State-mandated local program: no.
The people of the State of California do enact as follows:
Section 49417 is added to the Education Code,
(a) It is the intent of the Legislature to encourage all
4public schools to acquire and maintain at least one automated
5external defibrillator (AED).
6 (b) A public school may solicit and receive nonstate funds to
7acquire and maintain an AED. These funds shall only be used to
8acquire and maintain an AED and to provide training to school
9employees regarding use of an AED.
10(c) Except as provided in subdivision
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if an employee
11of a school district complies with Section 1714.21 of the Civil
12Code in rendering emergency care or treatment through the use,
13attempted use, or nonuse of an AED at the scene of an emergency,
begin delete the school district andend delete the employee shall not be liable for any civil
15damages resulting from any act or omission in rendering the
16emergency care or treatment.
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24 Subdivision (c) does not apply in the case of personal injury
25or wrongful death that results from gross negligence or willful or
26wanton misconduct on the part of the person who uses, attempts
27to use, or maliciously fails to use an AED to render emergency
28care or treatment.
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30 This section does not alter the requirements of Section
311797.196 of the Health and Safety Code.